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From: "Galvan, Gerardo [EMC/MMM]" <>
Subject: RE: what winmodem. flamebait!
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 10:11:27 -0500
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Hi all,

>to all those people who think hardware modems are more an open source
>solution than softmodems: do you realize that the code on the eeprom in
>your hardware modem is completely closed source and absolutely essential
>to run the modem? modems are not built from resistors, capacitors and
>transistors, they are not mainly hardware, it's software that makes them
>modems - the dsp needs something to tell it what to do. from a dsp of

  The difference lies in that hardware modems behave as standard serial
communications devices under ANY operating system (Windows, DOS, Linux,
OS/2, Solaris, QNX, BeOS, etc.), whereas Winmodems were made to work under
Windows only. The real world contains many OSes, not only Windows.


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