Linked by Neeraj Singh on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:02 UTC
Windows If you shout something loud enough and many people are saying it, does it become true? Some groups of people (include tech journalists and Linux advocates, such as Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols) have a psychological need to find Vista lacking. Mr. V-N has predicted that Vista will have all manner of problems, so his clear interest is to point out everything that is wrong with the OS. Who cares if he has to even make some stuff up?
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serial
by mjones on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 20:33 UTC
mjones
Member since:
2006-06-14

For an OS that 90% of the world runs it seems likely that there are thousands of people who need serial. Oddball devices, etc. Or even an old modem. Would it kill Vista to support it?

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RE: serial
by suryad on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 20:57 in reply to "serial"
suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

I see what you are saying but then if one has used Vista they probably shouldnt install it on those obsolete old machines anyway!!

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RE[2]: serial
by DeadFishMan on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 22:21 in reply to "RE: serial"
DeadFishMan Member since:
2006-01-09

I don't think that you understood what the parent poster meant. Whe he said is that there are thousands of old serial devices out there for which the only way to communicate with it is to write something in C or ASM over serial or RS232 interfaces.

It has nothing to do with the age of the machine, although you do get a point when you say that it will be hard for someone to find a new machine to buy that has such a thing.

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RE[2]: serial
by bisserke on Tue 24th Apr 2007 06:18 in reply to "RE: serial"
bisserke Member since:
2007-03-22

Serial is almost critical for embedded development. And with all the chinese and indian developers taken into account I bet the number of serial users runs into the millions!

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RE: serial
by PlatformAgnostic on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 21:02 in reply to "serial"
PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

Serial seems to still be supported. A close reading of that line will show that the new Wacom drivers didn't support serial... a oversight which was correctable.

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RE: serial
by Colonel Panic on Tue 24th Apr 2007 16:21 in reply to "serial"
Colonel Panic Member since:
2005-07-28

Yes!

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