bus mouse


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bus mouse

[′bəs ‚mau̇s]
(computer science)
A mouse that is plugged into a printed circuit board inserted into the computer's bus.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bus mouse

An earlier mouse that plugged into an expansion card in the PC. In the 1980s, most mice used a serial connection; however, a bus mouse was occasionally used to free up a serial port for another peripheral. The bus mouse connector looked like a PS/2 connector, but the pins were not the same. See mouse and PS/2 port.

Bus Mouse and PS/2 Looked Alike
The outer shell of the plugs was the same, but the pins were different.
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