Linked by Jordan Spencer Cunningham on Mon 15th Jun 2009 23:12 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems It's not available in the latest kernel just yet, but if you just so happen to have gotten your hands on a USB 3.0 device you want to use at full spectrum (you lucky jerk) or want to do this for the sake of geekiness, it's now possible to get USB 3.0 support for Debian and Ubuntu systems. The USB 3.0 subsystem will be integrated into the Linux kernel "soon," but if you've got some time on your hands, instructions have been provided to do it yourself.
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Comment by darrelljon
by darrelljon on Tue 16th Jun 2009 08:42 UTC
darrelljon
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2008-05-29

Isn't Windows supposed to have the best hardware support for cutting edge technology? lol

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RE: Comment by darrelljon
by cb_osn on Tue 16th Jun 2009 10:03 in reply to "Comment by darrelljon"
cb_osn Member since:
2006-02-26

Isn't Windows supposed to have the best hardware support for cutting edge technology? lol

Windows users can be certain that Microsoft will provide an update for this by the time USB 3.0 hardware hits the market.

Linux has always been behind the curve when it comes to supporting new hardware, and that's why this news is significant. This time, Linux users can also be certain that their USB 3.0 devices will work from day one.

Kudos to Sarah Sharp for the time and effort she has given to complete this project!

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RE[2]: Comment by darrelljon
by darrelljon on Tue 16th Jun 2009 14:47 in reply to "RE: Comment by darrelljon"
darrelljon Member since:
2008-05-29

Linux just pwned Windows.

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RE[2]: Comment by darrelljon
by Ford Prefect on Tue 16th Jun 2009 15:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by darrelljon"
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2006-01-16

"Windows users can be certain that Microsoft will provide an update for this by the time USB 3.0 hardware hits the market."

As it was back then with USB 1.0, Windows 95 and Windows NT4, right? Actually, back then I switched to Linux for USB support. :-)

(But yes, just kidding, I also more or less expect them to have a driver ready on time.)

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RE: Comment by darrelljon
by Andre4s on Tue 16th Jun 2009 11:49 in reply to "Comment by darrelljon"
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2006-02-10

Depends on how you mesure it. If every piece of supported hardware scored one point Linux will win by far.

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