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[4]: Thunderbold licensing?
by kragil on Fri 25th Feb 2011 11:19 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Thunderbold licensing?"
kragil
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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?"
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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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RE[6]: Thunderbold licensing?
by kragil on Fri 25th Feb 2011 14:43 in reply to "RE[5]: Thunderbold licensing?"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

??? I think you really don't get my point.

Why does the ability to plug a adapter into a thunderbolt port make the thing free for MANUFACTURES?
That is my point. If mainboards with TB are more expensive like those with Firewire were, because it cost licenses. USB does not cost license fees. If TB does it is doomed.

Also it seems to be a security risk:
http://erratasec.blogspot.com/2011/02/thunderbolt-introducing-new-w...

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