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Old 11-29-2004, 11:01 PM   #1
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is there a difference between hotplugging and Plug and Play?


Ive been researching the forum and on INTERNET?

Is the term Hot-plugging and Plug and Play synonymous?are there different concepts?
 
Old 11-29-2004, 11:07 PM   #2
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Completely different

hotpluggable means the ability to be attached and removed from a running system without causing problems. USB is hot pluggable. Firewire is hot pluggable. PS/2 is (typically) not. PCI is (typically) not.

plug and play is a windows term used to describe fictitious hardware that you plug into your system and boot up, at which point the system just "plays" or "works".

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Old 11-29-2004, 11:18 PM   #3
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This might clarify: it's a glossary of some computer terms.

http://stefan.mennes.com/39/
 
Old 11-29-2004, 11:39 PM   #4
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plug and play is a windows term used to describe fictitous hardware that you plug into your system and boot up, at which point the system just "plays" or "works".
fictitous?
 
Old 11-29-2004, 11:50 PM   #5
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fictitous?
Got plug and pray?

Although the newer windows operating system has a degree of plug and play if you dont mind using crappy drivers for your hardware.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 11:51 PM   #6
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Originally posted by michaelk
fictitous?
Oh come on ... context

fictitious
 
Old 11-30-2004, 01:13 AM   #7
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Hello Sigsegv,


http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&l...us&btnG=Search
 
Old 11-30-2004, 02:30 AM   #8
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I had my issues with plug 'n pray.......plug 'n play. plug 'n play just makes more problems than it corrects. No plug 'n play is not a Microsoft thing. Its a PCI and newer VL (Vesa Local Bus) devices feature. Its designed to make the installer's job easier to setup IRQ (Interrupt Requests) for hundreds of computers. As years progress programmers started getting lazy and goofed up the code. This made the installer's job harder than before plug 'n play. Though it was partially Microsoft's fault because they code the worst plug 'n play support for their OS.

IMO, I rather set the IRQ myself than messing around with plug 'n play.

Like other people mention hotplug is another feature that is totally different than plug 'n play. Hotplug means device being inserted in a hot (powered on) computer with out screwing up or spiking bus signals. SCSI (pronounced scuzzy) and SATA are also hotplugging devices. In special computers PCI slots are hotplugging.

fictitious, is a good meaning of plug 'n play.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 08:15 AM   #9
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/me is humbled by everyone's spelling-fu ...
 
  


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