Linked by fran on Thu 4th Nov 2010 22:43 UTC
Mac OS X Steve Jobs recently told a Mac user, enquiring about the probability of USB3 on Macs in the near feature, that the technology is not ready because Intel has yet to adopt the platform. A recent rumour slated Intel to integrate USB3 it into its chipsets by no earlier than 2012. LaCie electronics, however, is not prepared to wait around until 2012, and has just released an USB3.0 driver for Mac OS X. Just one catch: it only works with LaCie's hardware.
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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by raboof on Sun 7th Nov 2010 13:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
raboof
Member since:
2005-07-24

the industry is filled with corner cutting, from 'winmodems' to 'winprinters'

Actually, despite the somewhat derogatory terms, I always thought making the devices dumber and putting the logic in the software as much as possible was actually a pretty good idea...

I've owned both 'win'modems and -printers that worked just fine under linux.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Neolander on Sun 7th Nov 2010 14:55 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Sure, but only as long as a minimal amount of logic is kept in the hardware so that it is accessed by software via a standard interface.

Modern graphics, sound, and WiFi hardware, with their "one driver per vendor/hardware" philosophy, are just too much of a pain.

Edited 2010-11-07 15:05 UTC

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