I didn't misunderstand. Virtually ANY mouse will work on either PS2 or
USB - a PS2 mouse is recognized by the bios on bootup - a USB mouse is
recognized by the operating system and the USB port drivers negotiate
with the mouse for regognition.
If used as PS2 they need to be attached at bootup and recognized by
the bios - if used as USB they can be plugged in at any time and are
recognized by the USB port drivers in the OS. It can take up to
several minutes for a computer to recognize and access a newly
installed USB mouse or keyboard
A usb port IS mechanically more robust tan a PS2 connector - but I've
seen both damaged to the point they were unuseable. The big advantage
of USB is if you have ONE available you can connect your keyboard,
mouse, printer, scanner, sound device, and external drive (using a
hub) - while if you damage either the PS2 mouse or keyboard plug you
You'd be better off just running the 'internet machine' as a virtual
machine on the same machine as the business system. The virtual machine
can be reinstalled anytime, just like real hardware. See VirtualBox.
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