Linked by Fran van der Merwe on Mon 5th Jul 2010 18:13 UTC
Internet & Networking Audio and Video professionals swear by it, but if Microsoft sticks with its plans, Firewire may not be supported in Windows 8. This is following an industry trend with, for example, Apple itself phasing out firewire support in recent years.
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Comment by Captain Halibut
by Captain Halibut on Mon 5th Jul 2010 21:28 UTC
Captain Halibut
Member since:
2007-04-08

Tried to get XP talk to Windows 7 x64
recently over FW. It's apparently no
longer supported (natively anyway).
Could be a sign at least of waning
interest no? (no links, sorry).

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ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

Or Microsoft just being sloppy? Win2000, Linux, FreeBSD, etc all support TCP/IP over Firewire without problems. I can't see the reason or logic why Microsoft would remove something that was already implemented and working. Go figure.

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Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

IIRC they rewrote the whole network stack for Vista. So that would probably explain it--it's a niche feature after all....

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howitzer86 Member since:
2008-02-27

Yeah, Firewire is still supported in Windows 7, just not FW networking.

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