Re: USB to serial converters
"I was pleasantly surprised a couple of weeks ago when I tried attaching a USB to RS232 converter to my laptop and all I had to do to make my serial code work we tell it to open /dev/ttyUSB0 instead of /dev/ttyS0"
I've used them for years with OpenSUSE to connect mainly to PIC microcontrollers. Mostly from my own daemon ( so I compiles in /dev/ttyUSB0) but also from some comms software when testing. Never had an issue.