[QUOTE=SeÃ¡n;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]
[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]
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.