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Chapter 22. Adding New Hardware to Windows 98 > Installing a USB Peripheral

Installing a USB Peripheral

New to the PC landscape is the Universal Serial Bus (USB), a low- to medium-speed bus designed to replace the serial, parallel, keyboard, and mouse ports on your computer. Windows 98 is the first operating system to provide full USB support, which makes it easier than ever to add external peripherals to your PC. Table 22.2 shows some of the devices served by USB:

Table 22.2. USB Changes Everything
Device TypeDevices
InputMice, keyboards, joysticks
ImagingScanners of all types
MultimediaVideo conferencing cameras, speakers, wave audio
OutputPrinters, monitor controls



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