The parallel porting

What devices are most commonly associated with parallel ports?

A) Modems

B) External drives

C) LCD displays

D) Printers

E) Parallel lines

The answer: D) Printers

Parallel ports are now considered legacy interfaces, since many printers have now moved to USB connections. However, a very large number of parallel port-connected printers still exist, so you’ll actively find the parallel port in use on many computers and print servers.

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