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SubjectRe: [offtopic] linuxWin-modems don't work with Linux Re: uart 16550AN
On Sat, 10 Jan 1998, linux kernel account wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Jan 1998, Mike Black wrote:
> > 'scuse me??? Since when did manufacturers get together on a naming
> > standard??? A WinModem does NOT take any system processing -- in fact it
> > performs BETTER than an external modem as you eliminate a dual-RS232
> > conversion. It is cheaper to make an internal rather than external
> > modem...but a USR WinModem AIN'T CHEAP! What you're thinking of is the
> > printers -- they DID move a lot of the processing onto your computer (but
> > note that there is no analog data involved, just digital conversion).

Ok... Tell ya what... start your win-modem up, connect somewhere, start
a heavy download. After you've got that going, do something that's
extremely processor intensive... Mabye compile something HUGE, run a
large povray tracing, etc. and tell me if the damned thing doesn't hang up
on you because there's not enough CPU time for it.

Everyone else reading this that doesn't know:

Win anything are crap. Yes, they're cheaper, but they only work with win
3.1 and 95. Don't waste your $$$, get a good REAL modem/printer/whatever.
You get what you pay for.

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