Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Feb 2011 14:49 UTC
Intel Apple has just updated its line of MacBook Pros. Usually, this isn't anything to get particularly excited about, but this time around, they've got a genuine treat: Thunderbolt. Apple is the first to use this new connection technology, developed at Intel and believed to be the copper version of Lightpeak. It's pretty impressive.
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RE[3]: Thunderbold licensing?
by Tuxie on Fri 25th Feb 2011 11:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Thunderbold licensing?"
Tuxie
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2009-04-22

You seem to have missed the point. Using the correct cables (or adapters), thunderbolt is (or will be in the future) compatible with USB (including USB 3.0), Firewire, SATA, SCSI, Fibre Channel, HDMI, DVI, VGA, Ethernet and even PCIe. One port to rule them all, just select the correct cable.

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RE[4]: Thunderbold licensing?
by kragil on Fri 25th Feb 2011 11:19 in reply to "RE[3]: Thunderbold licensing?"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

I know. So???

My point was that if it is more expensive than plain USB like firewire was it will go nowhere.

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RE[5]: Thunderbold licensing?
by Tuxie on Fri 25th Feb 2011 11:23 in reply to "RE[4]: Thunderbold licensing?"
Tuxie Member since:
2009-04-22

My point was that it doesn't matter because you can stick your cheap USB peripherals in your Thunderbolt port. (no offence intended)

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