Ultimate compatibility: Microsoft Surface printing to a parallel port dot matrix printer

imageMicrosoft does a lot of bragging about the Surface being able to support printers via the USB port.

Robert decided to put this claim to the ultimate test, and decided to print something from his old printer, which happens to be an Okidata dot-matrix printer with a parallel port.

Of course the Surface does not in fact come with a Parallel port, but one standard Belkin USB to Parallel cable later, and that problem was neatly sorted.

While most people retired their dot matrix printers a decade ago, the demo does go to show that the Surface, despite running Windows RT, is a real computer, which still works exactly as expected.

Thanks Bob for the tip.

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