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what does ps stand for in ps2 (the mouse connection)

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  1. MEMAMO

    MEMAMO Member

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    iv always wonder, looked on jeves, google ect but cant seem to find any awnsers, does any1 out there know?!?!?!
     
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    http://pages.prodigy.net/michaln/history/os210/ps2.html
     
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    I believe PS/2 stood for Personal System 2. It was the first major architectural change in PC motherboards since the release of the original IBM PC - basically IBM's 2nd personal computer system design. MCA (Microchannel Architecture) was a new motherboard design that was implemented in the late 80s and included the PS/2 connector as part of it's specs.

    These days the PS/2 system is not longer being manufactured, but the redesigned keyboard and mouse connectors lived on.
     

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