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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mckill
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2007-06-12

yeah, cause MSFT can't afford the resources to do firewire networking and because Vista wasn't delayed or anything and had so much time to add it.

Edited 2010-07-05 23:04 UTC

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Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

my point was simply that when big important rewrites like that happen, it's pretty common to leave out little-used features in order to reduce the potential for bugs... honestly any PC running Windows Vista or 7 that has a FireWire port should have an Ethernet port and likely Wi-Fi as well, all of which let you make point-to-point connections and share documents.... so I don't see what the big deal is.

FireWire is great, but FireWire networking on Windows was certainly never a "killer feature". On the Mac on the other hand the Target Drive Mode actually is something of a killer feature, it just sucks that MacBook (not Pro) owners are missing out on it these days.

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dumdiddydum Member since:
2009-10-29

honestly any PC running Windows Vista or 7 that has a FireWire port should have an Ethernet port and likely Wi-Fi as well, all of which let you make point-to-point connections and share documents.... so I don't see what the big deal is..


having wifi, ethernet or whatnot for network connectivity is sure enough unless you need/want more network interfaces for, let's say, some ad hoc connections. which i frequently do.

also, about microsoft axing FW networking: it's the very fact that ms tries to make all users happy (which often leads to bloated UIs and config overkill) which contradicts that theory.

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