PWG> Fwd: Future IEEE1284

PWG> Fwd: Future IEEE1284

PWG> Fwd: Future IEEE1284

Roach, David L. david.roach at unisys.com
Tue Aug 8 17:25:50 EDT 2000


It would more accurate to say that Microsoft will no longer >require< one or
more LPT ports to be pre-installed in a "Windows Compatible" system.  This
change is part of their proposal for what Microsoft calls a "Legacy Free"
PC.  However, on their web site, Microsoft says (in several places) that
they will continue to support LPT and serial ports.

For general information about the new I/O philosophy, see "Legacy I/O
Removal to Advance the PC Architecture" (at
http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/NewPC/legacyIO.htm).  Also see "Legacy-Free
Hardware and BIOS Requirements [Draft 0.9]" (at
http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/newpc/LF.htm) for overall details of these
kinds of systems.  Finally, there is a long list of specs and white papers
on the "Microsoft Driver and Hardware Development" page (at
http://www.microsoft.com/hwdev/siteinfo.htm).  Scroll way down the list of
links to Section 8 (Fast Boot, Hibernate, and Legacy-Free Design) under the
header "Platform Design."

I hope this helps,
Dave Roach


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Larry Stein <lstein at fapo.com>@UNISYS 
> Sent:	Tuesday, August 08, 2000 4:40 PM
> To:	pwg at pwg.org
> Subject:	PWG> Fwd: Future IEEE1284
> 
>  <<...>> 
> Hi Guys,
> 
> I just got an email with this information from a concerned
> customer.  Anyone know anything about this?
> 
> thanks,
> Larry
> 
> 
> >*****************************************************************
> >we have just been informed, that Microsoft will stop the active support
> of
> >parallel interfaces in the next year's coming new Windows version,
> codename
> >"Windows Whistler" (successor of Windows 2000). The reason is that
> Microsoft
> >is of the opinion that the parallel port is an old fashioned and limited
> >technic.
> 
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