> > Again, fairly easy on *IX to my knowledge, harder on Win. (Also, who has a PC with
> > real RS232 ports these days?)
> My 2014 Dell Precision T3610 (3.7GHz Xeon) has a real 9-pin RS232 port. They seem to
> be more common on pro hardware.
Huh, yeah. My brand-new Dell Precision at work (Xeon E5-1650 @ 3.5GHz) has one real 9-pin COM1 as well. But no 5.1 audio, to complete the time warp (can you buy a mobo on Newegg that doesn't have 5.1 or better?). Had to put a Creative card in and pray.