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Null-Modem serial-to-USB cable

 Perhaps 15 years ago I would have known this one (except for the USB 
part, I guess) but it's been at least that long since I've had to deal 
with cables on this level.  My laptop doesn't have a serial port, and 
I'm trying to use it (via PuTTY) as a console for an embedded device 
(yes, I got ahold if the ALIX2C3).  While I specifically see null modem 
cables, and I see USB-to-Serial cables, none of the latter mention any 
potential crossover for their pinout.  For example:

While this is uncharted territory for me, I'm sure others have dealt 
with this previously.  Should this cable (or similar) be OK? 


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