6/13/2001: USB 2.0 or Firewire? ROUTE feeds the polemic
From a beginning it was surprised that Microsoft Windows XP was deciding not to give native support to the USB 2.0 in his next system (eXPerience). Nevertheless, later he declared that it would include a later patch as ServicePack to give him support. Be as it is, his absence of interest is clear on this matter, and his unequivocal intention of supporting in his place to the standard Firewire (IEEE 1394).
Another "giant" who made already very clear from the beginning that the Firewire was supporting has been Apple: all his PowerPC G4 and other models bring it from series. For saying, even the almighty Sony supports the Firewire, although they it name iLink... the truth the fact is that they have always been "very his".
Now we meet a few declarations of the president of ROUTE where he invites other manufacturers to "to finish with this (the USB 2.0), because it would be the best thing for all of us". Nevertheless, it tints that ROUTE is doing a small effort to give support to the USB 2.0, only just in case; we go, that he does not lack practical sense either.
If it cost (and it is still difficult) to move to the users of the port series and the port parallel to the USB 1.x, more it will be difficult to move them to an option of major speed, which also is not clear if it will be the USB 2.0 (beginner but supported by Intel) or Firewire (already quite established). Technically both are adapted (slightly better Firewire), although if we remember cases as the VHS/Beta we know that not always the industry adopts the best technical solution. Be as it is, it seems that our futures escáners, printers, hard disks, digital cameras... still do not have insured port. Very bad matter, the truth.
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News written for: Ignacio Jiménez of the Ship