• on Computer/Software/Internet
  • Published in issue 2/2008 on page 72
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Vista versus LPT

Deathblow for the printer port?

Vista versus LPT
Last month in this column we described the problems in our lab concerning the use of Vista. The biggest stumbling block appeared to be the parallel printer port. This port is eminently suitable when designing cheap programmers, JTAG-interfaces and the like. With Vista, the new operating system from Microsoft, it appears to be very difficult for electronics enthusiasts to use this very useful interface.
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