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HP = the new RIM? #557940 05/17/11 02:15 PM
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HP Isnít Ready to Feel the Power of Thunderbolt Quite Yet

Remember when Apple dropped floppy drives? HP may be missing the boat on this.


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Re: HP = the new RIM? [Re: MacBozo] #557971 05/17/11 09:13 PM
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Sounds like to me HP is waiting to see what MS will do? ?


Re: HP = the new RIM? [Re: carp] #557973 05/17/11 09:22 PM
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Microsoft has nothing to do with Thunderbolt, it's up to the PC manufacturers to implement it.

Actually I'm not so sure it's going to catch on, at least not very quickly. Everybody has plenty of USB peripherals they can just plug into a USB 3 port. If everything switched to Thunderbolt, there goes all those peripherals.



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Re: HP = the new RIM? [Re: SgtBaxter] #557976 05/17/11 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted By: SgtBaxter
If everything switched to Thunderbolt, there goes all those peripherals.
Not really, there will be/are adapters.

Re: HP = the new RIM? [Re: SgtBaxter] #557980 05/17/11 10:05 PM
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Maybe I am wrong

Microsoft has nothing to do with Thunderbolt, it's up to the PC manufacturers to implement it.

Just thought there has to be a software / firmware, to support it? ? Anyway if MS wants to keep its USB approach it will.


Re: HP = the new RIM? [Re: carp] #557982 05/17/11 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted By: carp
Just thought there has to be a software / firmware, to support it? ? Anyway if MS wants to keep its USB approach it will.
Yes, along with the hardware necessary to use it that needs to be developed by the hardware manufacturers, MS would need to develop drivers for it, you're right.

Re: HP = the new RIM? [Re: MacBozo] #558006 05/18/11 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted By: MacBozo
HP Isnít Ready to Feel the Power of Thunderbolt Quite Yet

Remember when Apple dropped floppy drives? HP may be missing the boat on this.

AND their stock took a big hit yesterday ! grin

About as innovative as an Edsel !



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