I need info on...

  h_miah 14:14 23 May 03

serial ports, USB ports (Universal Serial Bus), and fire wire ports. I am quite good with computers but I need a good enough explanation of the ports. It's for my school projects. thanks

  MartinT-B 14:31 23 May 03

serial port
This is the communications port on your computer; it's also called the COM or RS-232 port. It's called serial because, although it has nine pins and many wires, the PC sends data on only one wire and receives data on one other wire. All the data bits have to follow one another on the single wire, as opposed to the parallel port, where eight separate wires transfer each bit of a byte.

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