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    What happened to Legacy Free Mobo's

    in this context,I mean what ever happened to "PS2 mice and keyboards are history, its USB all the way, baby"?

    Cos for a while, back there, (/thumb pointing over shoulder) people like Abit were going crazy on losing the plug hole for my keyboard n mouse?

    What occured?

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    They kept having people moaning about having PS2 missing... so they had to put that back... and by the time they added that - what was the point in legacy free?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mort-uk
    They kept having people moaning about having PS2 missing...

    is that what happened? really? Ace...I like my PS/2 ports

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    i thought it sort of died a death cause no one else used it but they hung onto things like psu's being ps/2 conforming...?
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    Well, I've had it in for legacy ports for a long time... I wish they'd just get it over with and realise their death is a good thing.

    A List of things I wanna see gone:

    PCI Slots!
    Floppy Drives
    Any form of serial or parallel port
    PS/2 ports would be nice too

    With USB, nearly all of these ports wouldnt need to be used anyway. With PCI-Express, it would be much better to say bye to regular pci.
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    It costs next to nothing to have them, so why not? They come in handy for testing old hardware, or in recovery situations, where you might need a PCI graphics card instead of a PCIe/AGP one to do a BIOS recovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    It costs next to nothing to have them, so why not? They come in handy for testing old hardware, or in recovery situations, where you might need a PCI graphics card instead of a PCIe/AGP one to do a BIOS recovery.
    I have exactly that in my Linux machine, it has no AGP port so I got a PCI version of the 5200, which thankfully they still make a few hundred of.

    I don't have a problem with PS/2, I don't like parrallel and serial ports though, I don't have much of a use for them.

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    I say keep ps/2. Look at the problems people have with lag and USB mice, but when they plug it into a ps/2 port = no lag.

    Can't really get rid of pci as too many devices use the interface, and not many things are available in pci-e.

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    PCIE still not the dominant, why not have PCI, they works right ?? Floppy still come in ahndy to install SATA or flash BIOS, or do some hardware testing, keep one around and plug in when needed. Com ports are still useful, for mods etc. PS2 are good. I personally don't wanna waste USB for mouse or keyboard.
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    Ah, now the floppy disk is one thing I do one to see the back of. I don't have on installed in my PC so hanging one out of it when I need to is a great hassle.

    I'd rather have a USB device that can be run by the BIOS as the A: drive.
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    That would be nice, but until it happens then having a floppy is better than nothing at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kez
    It costs next to nothing to have them, so why not? They come in handy for testing old hardware, or in recovery situations, where you might need a PCI graphics card instead of a PCIe/AGP one to do a BIOS recovery.
    My take on it too, PS2 ports have been round for yonks, and lets face it, they probably cost 5p to buy in bulk, so you might as well put it on there, if your mouse dies, everyones got a spare ps2 kb and moue knocking around from their old system, I handy backup for not a lot of cash

    I could understand on something like a nano Itx, where space is everything, and as little space they take up, being important, so losing a PCI slot and the ps2 isnt a problem, but on a full size case, you might as well have them there just incase, its not gonna affect you, apart from maybe the mobo costing 5p extra
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    PCI cant die...AGP is too...well...I like PCI as a back up

    And what about Sound Cards...no PCI express versions yet (in large volume....no pun intended)

    and I like PS/2

    You can kill Parallel though....but not Serial....my modem is still there for when Broad Bean dies

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuzgib
    I say keep ps/2. Look at the problems people have with lag and USB mice, but when they plug it into a ps/2 port = no lag.
    Although I've never had this problem, if it exists then it's a pretty good reason to keep PS/2!

    I personally don't see how getting rid of PS/2 ports would help computer systems. With things like PCI-Express, you have a faster port than PCI, yet PS/2 seems just as good (if not better) than USB.
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    Meh, I still haven't seen a mobo with more than 4 USB ports on the backplate, with the exception of my cruddy ASRock mobo, which has 6.

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