I have a printer that can be connected via either the USB or parallel port to my PC. Currently it is connected via Parallel, but I have found a USB cable (was supplied with the NTL cable modem, but that was connected via ethernet).
Is there ANY noticable difference in using USB over Parallel (or the other way round), apart form the cable being a hell of lot less bulky?
There is no change in the quality that is produced and it won't be done any quicker. The only advantage is likely to be the ease of plug and play. Some printers also don't mind being connected to two computers. Some do!
Was just curious that's all. I know they reccommend the Mac to be connected via USB. All they need to do now is make that flaming Parallel cable thinner - it's hard work looping and hiding it. Keeps popping back up again ;o)
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