Windows 8 team talks USB 3.0 support & improving copy management

Windows 8 team talks USB 3.0 support & improving copy management.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/08/w3EyBF.jpg[/newsimage]Windows 8's development barrels along. The company recently revealed that app store support was in and pulled the curtain back on numerous feature teams. This week, Stephen Sinofsky, president of Windows Live and lead blogger at the Building Windows 8 blog, handed the metaphorical mic to two members of said teams to discuss USB 3.0 support and the platform's improved file management system.


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Sounds like linux.

Do they really need a whole new OS version for this?

USB3.0 support : New driver
Copy management : Patch

Deliver both via Windows update. :slight_smile:

[QUOTE=Seán;2601371]Do they really need a whole new OS version for this?

USB3.0 support : New driver
Copy management : Patch

Deliver both via Windows update. :)[/QUOTE]
It would seem you’re not quite seeing the whole picture.

Google is working on a free Operating System that will " supposedly" blow any Windows OS away. Free mind you.:iagree:

[QUOTE=alan1476;2601400]Google is working on a free Operating System that will " supposedly" blow any Windows OS away. Free mind you.:iagree:[/QUOTE]

Come on Alan! you know only the first one is free.

[QUOTE=ilnot1;2601406]Come on Alan! you know only the first one is free.[/QUOTE]

But then you are addicted, so you have no choice.;):wink:

USB 3 ? Typical Microsoft promoting lame tech. USB3 is nothing, they should be adopting Thunderbolt technology. Its infinitely superior even if Mac’s are the only platform using it right now. Intel didn’t even want to support USB3! (partly because they co-invented Thunderbolt)

[QUOTE=Seán;2601371]Do they really need a whole new OS version for this?

USB3.0 support : New driver
Copy management : Patch

Deliver both via Windows update. :)[/QUOTE]
:iagree:

[QUOTE=ivid;2601422]USB 3 ? Typical Microsoft promoting lame tech. USB3 is nothing, they should be adopting Thunderbolt technology. Its infinitely superior even if Mac’s are the only platform using it right now. Intel didn’t even want to support USB3! (partly because they co-invented Thunderbolt)[/QUOTE]
:iagree: & :disagree:
USB3 maintains backwards compatibility with a long list of previous generation products, many of which are still in operation … don’t even get me started about large format printers that cost $50K to replace.

When cheapo thunderbolt to USB2/3, thunderbolt to HDMI & thunderbolt to display port converters are available, I’m moving to thunderbolt. It’d be helpful if the converters actually worked.

It comes down to price, and compatibility with the installed base.
Thunderbolt is also heavily copyrighted … so costs for agreements will drive the prices of thunderbolt equipment up, at least in the short term.

USB is like ata … lets just up the clock rate & patent it - And I’m looking at maxtor and their UDMA-133 standard here. Going down the tubes and being bought out is too good an ending for companies which do that.

[QUOTE=Seán;2601371]Do they really need a whole new OS version for this?

USB3.0 support : New driver
Copy management : Patch

Deliver both via Windows update. :)[/QUOTE]

No but they want to charge a couple of hundred dollars for the service pack upgrade. They must be learning from Crapple…

“Simons described three specific goals for what the new system should do: 1) Create one unified experience for managing and monitoring ongoing copy operations; 2) remove distractions and give people the key information they need; 3) put people in control of their copy operations. The Windows 8 team took the following steps to meet those goals:
First, we’ve consolidated the copy experience. You can now review and control all the Explorer copy jobs currently executing in one combined UI. Windows 8 presents all pending copy jobs in this single dialog, saving you from having to navigate through multiple floating dialogs looking for the one you need. Next, we’ve added the ability to pause, resume, and stop each copy operation currently underway. This gives you control over which copy jobs will complete first. You can also click any of the source or destination folders while the copy operation is taking place and open up those folders. To support this new ability to prioritize and decide, we’ve added a detailed view with a real-time throughput graph. Now each copy job shows the speed of data transfer, the transfer rate trend, and how much data in left to transfer. While this is not designed for benchmarking, in many cases it can provide a quick and easy way to assess what is going on for a particular job.”

Just give me a bloody window or windows that actually display ALL details (file extensions ARE important). NO Pictures, NO funky icons, NO web content.
Ineed and want a bloody hammer, NOT a Gold Plated, Zircon Encrusted Bio-Mechanical Fastener Inserting Device.
As for USB 3, it’s been out for over a year! Microsloth had best get some cattle prods and induce their programmers to remove their thumbs from their rectums, stop rotating about said thumbs and actually write drivers that support USB3.