You can’t print there.

You’ve shipped a printer to a friend across town, and the interface on the printer is a Centronics port that connects to a 25-pin parallel port on the back of the computer. Unfortunately, your friend has a new computer that does not have a parallel port. Since you’ll need some type of converter, which of these ports would be the best choice for the computer’s printer interface?

A) DVI port

B) Ethernet port

C) USB port

D) SD port

E) Tawny port

The answer: C) USB port

The USB port has become the universal port for almost everything, and it works perfectly as a printer port. DVI is used for video, Ethernet is networking, and SD is used as a flash memory storage device.

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