I need to use my serial port to transfer files. I installed Minicom, but it's a piece of crap. Characters echo back garbled, and for some reason whenever I start it up, it makes my keys constantly repeat in ANY program.

My serial ports work fine in Windows, but Windows is infected with crap

I tried getting Bitcom working in Wine. It'll recieve characters fine, but nothing will transmit to the other PC. I tried getting Wine to let me use the serial port with no luck.