Linked by mjhi11 on Thu 16th Sep 2010 20:13 UTC
Apple I love OSNews, but it does seem like some of its editors enjoy just a little too much taking a good natured jab at Apple upon occasion (well, more like every chance that particular editor can get). I thought it time for a little good news and analysis about Apple that critics often overlook.
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RE[2]: Comment by telns
by Morgan on Fri 17th Sep 2010 01:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by telns"
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

I agree completely on Apple bringing USB, gigabit ethernet and firewire into the mainstream.

As to PS/2 on modern systems, I believe it goes to legacy support. After all, that quad-core i7 you just bought technically is capable of running something as old as DOS, and USB HID support in DOS is fully dependent on the BIOS. It makes sense to have a tried-and-true HID interface just in case your antiquated software requires it.

That's one of the huge differences between the Mac and PC universes; Macs are all about modern technology (with the curious exception of Blu-Ray and eSATA) and PCs are forever locked into as much legacy support as possible.

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RE[3]: Comment by telns
by NeoX on Fri 17th Sep 2010 02:44 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by telns"
NeoX Member since:
2006-02-19

Yeah that is a good point. I guess sometimes we tend to forget about backwards compatibility. Of course they could always provide a USB solution with PS/2 ports on it. On my built PC's I still use the PS/2 Ports for keyboard and mouse just to free up the USB ports, even though my system has about 10 USB 2 ports. ;-) Of course I still use a MS keyboard pro from 10+ years ago! I can't help it I love it! But if that keyboard ever dies I guess it is back to USB.

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