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Mac OS X compatibility with USB 2 ?!

post #1 of 16
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When will USB 2 be available for full operation on G4 OS X gear, if at all ?!
Does anyone around know anything concrete?

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post #2 of 16
when apple is good and ready.
post #3 of 16
I thought OSX supported USB2 already and Apple just isn't shipping Macs with it.
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post #4 of 16
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[quote]Originally posted by hmurchison:
<strong>I thought OSX supported USB2 already and Apple just isn't shipping Macs with it.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Does not look like it, as &lt; <a href="http://www.usb.org" target="_blank">www.usb.org</a> &gt; only mention WINDOWS compatibility on their site. Hence my desperate question. I just bought USB 2 Pocket Drive which is a real pain (despite the really diminutive size) running at mere 12 Mbs intead of 480.
post #5 of 16
traditionally, apple adopts relevant technologies at least 2 years behind the rest of the industry, well after obsolesence.

and you can always count on apple to sell at obsolete prices as well.
post #6 of 16
[quote]Originally posted by detah:
<strong>traditionally, apple adopts relevant technologies at least 2 years behind the rest of the industry, well after obsolesence.

and you can always count on apple to sell at obsolete prices as well.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Already up to 28 posts, wow.
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post #7 of 16
[quote]Originally posted by detah:
<strong>traditionally, apple adopts relevant technologies at least 2 years behind the rest of the industry, well after obsolesence.

and you can always count on apple to sell at obsolete prices as well.</strong><hr></blockquote>

*cough* USB


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post #8 of 16
and firewire, I know many pc users who bought pcs this year without usb, let alone firewire
post #9 of 16
If you purchase a <a href="http://eshop.macsales.com/Catalog_Item.cfm?ID=3738&Item=ORM70HTL00110" target="_blank">USB 2.0</a> card it will include drivers for MacOS X. Whether or not they work well is another question.
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[quote]Originally posted by detah:
<strong>traditionally, apple adopts relevant technologies at least 2 years behind the rest of the industry, well after obsolesence.

and you can always count on apple to sell at obsolete prices as well.</strong><hr></blockquote>

LOL!

First Apple has to fsck it up with Firewire...they've already done a good job, nearly there. I bet that within a year Firewire will be dead and USB2 will own the market.
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[quote]Originally posted by detah:
<strong>traditionally, apple adopts relevant technologies at least 2 years behind the rest of the industry, well after obsolesence.

and you can always count on apple to sell at obsolete prices as well.</strong><hr></blockquote>

This is extremely untrue -- Apple has been driving the industry on a number of fronts: design, lack of a floppy drive, DVDRW, USB, FireWire, etc, etc.

Apple has been driving innovation in an industry that has been in a "make it cheaper" coma for years.
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post #13 of 16
There is a next generation firewire technology that is developed already, also. I have read about it and seen many mentions of it, but I have lost the links. *sighs* It is ready, but they are choosing between two plug forms. One form is the same as the existing firewire plug. the other one is larger. It is at least twice as fast as the existing firewire speed, and it runs circles around current firwire and USB2. I do not see Apple loosing any ground here... Also I am sure Apple will adopt USB2 when it is adopted by the industry. Even now, it is just beginning to catch steam.
post #14 of 16
[quote]Originally posted by detah:
<strong>traditionally, apple adopts relevant technologies at least 2 years behind the rest of the industry, well after obsolesence.

and you can always count on apple to sell at obsolete prices as well.</strong><hr></blockquote>

I'm with u dude...and I have at least 30 righteous posts.

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post #15 of 16
[quote]Originally posted by moki:
<strong>

This is extremely untrue -- Apple has been driving the industry on a number of fronts: design, lack of a floppy drive, DVDRW, USB, FireWire, etc, etc.

Apple has been driving innovation in an industry that has been in a "make it cheaper" coma for years.</strong><hr></blockquote>

* design. i care about software design not case design. in terms of hardware design apple has driven nothing of late.

* lack of floppy. i still have one.

* dvdrw. wow, they "include" these for a price.

*usb. how did apple drive this? honest question.

*firewire. agreed.

Apple definitely does NOT drive the industry. What's its market share again? Or do you mean the macintosh industry?
post #16 of 16
[quote]Originally posted by yurin8or:
<strong>

*usb. how did apple drive this? honest question.
</strong><hr></blockquote>

It's arguable that the iMac's inclusion of ONLY USB for peripheral connections drove the widespread development of usb peripherals.

With all the peripheral manufacturers being behind USB, it was only natural that more and more PC makers would put the ports on their machines (so as to not be seen as incompatible with the 'new technology'.)
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