Many modern computers use USB connectors for physical connectivity to devices. Prior to USB, what interface type was normally seen on a printer as its connection to external devices?
The answer: D) Centronics
36-pin Centronics connectors are almost exclusively used for legacy printer interfaces.
The incorrect answers:
The printer interface on a computer was often a 25-pin D-subminiature connector used on the parallel interface. It was very common to have a DB-25 to Centronics cable for printer connectivity.
DB-9 connectors are most often associated with serial ports. The serial ports were often used for modem or mouse connections and very rarely for specialized printers.
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