Thunderbolt On Linux Not Yet Primed For Success
Phoronix: Thunderbolt On Linux Not Yet Primed For Success
As a word of caution for anyone that was hoping Thunderbolt (a.k.a. Light Peak) was in good shape for Linux, the Intel technology doesn't appear to be quite ready yet...
This is total non sense!!?,
This is complete BS. Frankly my MBP is one of the best Linux platforms going.
Originally Posted by Adarion
TB doesn't in compete with USB. This is silly as Apple & Intel have been very clear about their intentions for TB.
Standards are to be broken (at least for enterprises like Apple or MS). Besides I personally don't want this Thunderbolt stuff. We finally have halfway settled with USB and that seems to be fairly ok. I hate buying everything again.
It is the way of the technology world. Besides if you really wanted to run ISA cards you can still buy the hardware if you wanted.
I still have so many ISA-Cards here and a plethora of PCI cards. But there are no ISA slots anymore and normal PCI becomes rare. So I shall buy the same functionality again as PCIe for twice the money. Especially ridiculous is then using a serial interface on PCIe which will surely overload the bandwidth capacity of PCIe... :p
In any event do you really think your whining about ISA cards will get you any traction here? I mean really technology moves forward.
Do you really think USB is going away? It isn't, as it serves an entirely different need than Thunderbolt.
So USB is widespead, it works everywhere, it is quite compatible with itself and by now seems to be relatively troublefree. USB3 offers good rates for mass media, for nearly everything else USB2 or even USB1 (mouse, keyboard) seems to be enough.
Why? Because it makes things like Apples Monitor/Dock possible. In fact I suspect that one of Apples motivations for TB was to enable simple high performance docking for its laptops.
So why Thunderbolt? (Of course it is good when it works in the kernel once it is there but generally spoken...)