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Re: IDEA: Shortening boot-time



Nicolas Mailhot (Nicolas Mailhot laPoste net) said: 
> > One interesting part about this discussion is the statement someone made 
> > that in a few years we will all have usb keyboards and mouses, this has 
> > been said a few years ago too, but currently all standard systems are 
> > still shipped with ps2 keyb and mouse afaik.
> 
> ps/2 assumptions are hardcoded in an awful lot of dos/bios utilities.
> full USB input is an hard sell (I should know, I have had one for more
> than a year and it's not always been an easy ride). And wireless
> keyboards removed a lot of the arguments against PS/2.
> 
> OTOH USB connectors are actually superior to PS/2 ones (as rack builders
> are slowly discovering) and it'll take only a few first-tier systems to
> force people to fix their hardware. Once it's done, PS/2 keyboards will
> go the way of the PS/2 mouse quickly. Who even thinks about buying a
> PS/2 mouse nowadays ?

Moreover, the !PC world certainly has moved away from PS2 mice
and keyboards by default - PPC, ia64, and even some AMD64 boxes
are all USB-only.

Bill



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