|In reply to Comment 70 (Tronman):|
"Maybe it would would only cut the price of the mobo fifty cents or a
buck to remove that group of PeeCee legacy garbage connectors from the
back of the Peg, but that cost would add up quick in productions of
thousands of boards."
That doesn't help the user, who finds that because the manufacturer has cut corners and left out standard ports, he can no longer plug in an old mouse or keyboard but has to buy new ones, costing more than the reduction in price.
USB is fine if it is supported in the ROM. I wouldn't want to rely on a port that is supported only by software on a disk.
My preference is for a computer with every connection socket that has ever been used, all supported in the ROM; able to read every known disk format; able to read every known image and audio file format; etc.