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A parallel port is a type of interface found on computers (personal and otherwise) for connecting peripherals. [1]

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Amphenol Corporation is a major producer of electronic and fiber optic connectors, cable and interconnect systems such as coaxial cables.

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AUTOEXEC.BAT is a system file that was originally on DOS-type operating systems.

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In computing, a base address is an address serving as a reference point ("base") for other addresses.

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Biostar Microtech International Corp (映泰股份有限公司) or commonly known as Biostar, is a motherboard manufacturer based in Taiwan, designing and manufacturing of computer hardware products such as motherboards, video cards, expansion cards, thermal grease, headphones, home theater PCs, remote controls, desktops, barebone computers, system-on-chip solutions and industrial PCs.

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A CD-ROM is a pre-pressed optical compact disc which contains data.

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Centronics Data Computer Corporation was an American manufacturer of computer printers, now remembered primarily for the parallel interface that bears its name.

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In computing, a character encoding is used to represent a repertoire of characters by some kind of an encoding system.

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COM (Communication port) is the original, yet still common, name of the serial port interface on IBM PC-compatible computers.

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A command-line interface or command language interpreter (CLI), also known as command-line user interface, console user interface, and character user interface (CUI), is a means of interacting with a computer program where the user (or client) issues commands to the program in the form of successive lines of text (command lines).

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A computer is a general-purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a set of arithmetic or logical operations automatically.

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Computing is any goal-oriented activity requiring, benefiting from, or creating algorithmic processes—e.g. through computers.

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CONFIG.SYS is the primary configuration file for the DOS and OS/2 operating systems.

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The Covox Speech Thing (also known as Covox plug) was an external audio device attached to the computer to output digital sound.

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CP/M, short for Control Program for Microcomputers, was a mass-market operating system created for Intel 8080/85-based microcomputers by Gary Kildall of Digital Research, Inc.

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The D-subminiature or D-sub is a common type of electrical connector.

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Data General was one of the first minicomputer firms from the late 1960s.

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Dataproducts Corporation was an early manufacturer of computer peripheral equipment.

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A de facto standard is a custom, convention, product, or system that has achieved a dominant position by public acceptance or market forces (such as early entrance to the market).

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In Unix-like operating systems, a device file or special file is an interface for a device driver that appears in a file system as if it were an ordinary file.

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Digital Equipment Corporation, also known as DEC and using the trademark Digital, was a major American company in the computer industry from the 1960s to the 1990s.

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Direct current (DC) is the unidirectional flow of electric charge.

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A dongle is a small piece of hardware that attaches to a computer, TV, or other electronic device in order to enable additional functions such as copy protection, audio, video, games, data, or other services.

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DOS, short for disk operating system, is an acronym for several computer operating systems that were operated by using the command line.

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An edge connector is the portion of a printed circuit board (PCB) consisting of traces leading to the edge of the board that are intended to plug into a matching socket.

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An electrical connector is an electro-mechanical device for joining electrical circuits as an interface using a mechanical assembly.

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An EPROM (rarely EROM), or erasable programmable read-only memory, is a type of memory chip that retains its data when its power supply is switched off.

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Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies for local area networks (LANs) and metropolitan area networks (MANs).

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Extended ASCII (or high ASCII) is eight-bit or larger character encodings that include the standard seven-bit ASCII characters as well as others.

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FreeBSD is a free Unix-like operating system descended from Research Unix via the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD).

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A gamepad (also called joypad or ghazi pad), is a type of game controller held in two hands, where the fingers (especially thumbs) are used to provide input.

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A hard disk drive (HDD), hard disk, hard drive or fixed disk is a data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using one or more rigid ("hard") rapidly rotating disks (platters) coated with magnetic material.

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The Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) is an American global information technology company headquartered in Palo Alto, California, United States.

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The HP LaserJet 4 (abbreviated sometimes to LJ4 or HP4) is a group of monochrome laser printers produced in the early to mid-1990s as part of the LaserJet series by Hewlett Packard (HP).

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International Business Machines Corporation (commonly referred to as IBM) is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation, with headquarters in Armonk, New York.

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IBM PC compatible computers are those similar to the original IBM PC, XT, and AT and able to run the same software as those.

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The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform.

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IEEE 1284 is a standard that defines bi-directional parallel communications between computers and other devices.

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In computing, an image scanner—often abbreviated to just scanner, although the term is ambiguous out of context (barcode scanner, CAT scanner, etc.)—is a device that optically scans images, printed text, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image.

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ITS (Incompatible Timesharing System), is an early, revolutionary, and influential time-sharing operating system developed principally by the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, with help from Project MAC.

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In the x86 architecture, an input/output base address is the first address of a range of consecutive read/write addresses that a device uses on the x86's IO bus.

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In systems programming, an interrupt is a signal to the processor emitted by hardware or software indicating an event that needs immediate attention.

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In a computer, an interrupt request (or IRQ) is a hardware signal sent to the processor that temporarily stops a running program and allows a special program, an interrupt handler, to run instead.

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Janet Louise Axelson (born 1949) is an author of technical books in English.

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A joystick is an input device consisting of a stick that pivots on a base and reports its angle or direction to the device it is controlling.

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A Laplink® Cable (also known as null-printer cable) is a cable that allows one to connect two computer s together to establish a direct cable connection.

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In computing, the least significant bit (LSB) is the bit position in a binary integer giving the units value, that is, determining whether the number is even or odd.

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A legacy port is a computer port or connector that is considered by some to be fully or partially superseded.

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The line printer is an impact printer in which one line of text is printed at a time.

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Linux (pronounced or, less frequently) is a Unix-like and mostly POSIX-compliant computer operating system (OS) assembled under the model of free and open-source software development and distribution.

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This article presents a list of commands used by x86 DOS operating systems.

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The megabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information.

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Memory-mapped I/O (MMIO) and port-mapped I/O (PMIO) (which is also called isolated I/O) are two complementary methods of performing input/output between the CPU and peripheral devices in a computer.

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The micro ribbon or miniature ribbon connector is a common type of electrical connector used particularly in computer and telecommunications applications.

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Microsoft Corporation (commonly referred to as Microsoft) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.

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Microsoft Windows (or simply Windows) is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.

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Milling is the machining process of using rotary cutters to remove material from a workpiece advancing (or feeding) in a direction at an angle with the axis of the tool.

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A modem (modulator-demodulator) is a device that modulates signals to encode digital information and demodulates signals to decode the transmitted information.

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In computing, the most significant bit (MSB, also called the high-order bit) is the bit position in a binary number having the greatest value.

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Multiuser DOS is a real-time multi-user multi-tasking operating system for IBM PC-compatible microcomputers.

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The NCR Corporation (formerly National Cash Register) is a US-based computer hardware, software and electronics company that provides products and services that enable businesses to connect, interact and transact with their customers.

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NetBSD is an open-source, Unix-like operating system that descends from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Research Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley.

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In computing, a nibble (often nybble or even nyble to match the vowels of byte) is a four-bit aggregation, or half an octet.

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Original equipment manufacturer (OEM) is a term used when one company makes a part or subsystem that is used in another company's end product.

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In computer science, parallel communication is a method of conveying multiple binary digits (bits) simultaneously.

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A personal computer is a general-purpose computer whose size, capabilities and original sale price make it useful for individuals, and is intended to be operated directly by an end-user with no intervening computer operator.

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In electronics, a pinout (sometimes written "pin-out") is a cross-reference between the contacts, or pins, of an electrical connector or electronic component, and their functions.

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A portable media player (PMP) or digital audio player (DAP) is a portable consumer electronics device capable of storing and playing digital media such as audio, images, and video files.

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A print server, or printer server, is a device that connects printers to client computers over a network.

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SCO OpenServer, previously SCO UNIX and SCO Open Desktop (SCO ODT), is a closed source version of the Unix computer operating system developed by Santa Cruz Operation (SCO), later acquired by SCO Group, and now owned by Xinuos.

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Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) is a set of standards for physically connecting and transferring data between computers and peripheral devices.

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, commonly known as Epson, is a Japanese electronics company and one of the world's largest manufacturers of computer printers, and information and imaging related equipment.

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Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems.

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A sound card (also known as an audio card) is an internal computer expansion card that facilitates economical input and output of audio signals to and from a computer under control of computer programs.

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Super I/O is a class of I/O controller integrated circuits that began to be used on personal computer motherboards in the late 1980s, originally as add-in cards, later embedded on the motherboards.

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Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) is an American electronics company that designs and makes semiconductors, which it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers globally.

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Unix (all-caps UNIX for the trademark) is a family of multitasking, multiuser computer operating systems that derive from the original AT&T Unix, developed in the 1970s at the Bell Labs research center by Ken Thompson, Dennis Ritchie, and others.

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USB, short for Universal Serial Bus, is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the cables, connectors and communications protocols used in a bus for connection, communication, and power supply between computers and electronic devices.

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VAX was an instruction set architecture (ISA), developed by Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in the mid-1970s.

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A webcam is a video camera that feeds or streams its image in real time to or through a computer to computer network.

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Windows NT is a family of operating systems produced by Microsoft, the first version of which was released in July 1993.

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The Zip drive is a medium-capacity removable floppy disk storage system that was introduced by Iomega in late 1994.

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386BSD, sometimes called "Jolix", was a free Unix-like operating system based on BSD, first released in 1992.

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86-DOS was an operating system developed and marketed by Seattle Computer Products (SCP) for its Intel 8086-based computer kit.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_port

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