Laptops and firewire in particular were always an iffy combination. Part
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On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Dave Phillips wrote:
> On 06/15/2012 10:23 AM, Thomas Vecchione wrote:
On my desktop I just built a bit over 6 months ago IIRC, there is certainly
FW on it;) Still not to hard to find it on desktops. Was always a pain to
find laptops with it.
> Thanks, Thomas, I'll check out activity on those developments. Have
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On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM, Dave P=
hillips <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On 06/15/2012 10:23 AM, Thomas Vecchione wrote:
Firewire has always been rarer hardware.
Probably so, but both my older mobos support it, my older laptop had it, an=
d my (relatively) newer laptop does not. It has ports aplenty - USB, HDMI, =
multiformat card slot, etc - but no Firewire. Nothing I looked at had Firew=
ire it when I bought the laptop, and I did specifically look for it.
Laptops and firewire in particular were alw=
ays an iffy combination.=A0 Part of why I went to Apple a while back was be=
cause they tended to have FW ports, that being said I just ordered one of t=
heir new 'retina' laptops, we will see how much I regret that later=
, that has no direct FW, but as mentioned elsewhere in the thread there are=
thunderbolt to FW adaptors, and that is what I am counting on.=A0 In this =
case I am likely to keep OS X on the laptop for various reasons though.
On my desktop I just built a bit over 6 months ago IIRC, there is certa=
inly FW on it;)=A0 Still not to hard to find it on desktops.=A0 Was always =
a pain to find laptops with it.=A0
Thanks, Thomas, I'll check out activity on those developments. Have Lin=
ux-compatible audio/video devices appeared for PCI-E and Thunderbolt ?
PCI-E yes, from RME if nothing else is my underst=
anding, but I suspect a few others by now.=A0 Thunderbolt, well the trick w=
ith that is likely to be more an issue of support for Thunderbolt than anyt=
hing, as audio interfaces using it will likely show up as PCI-E interfaces =
is my bet.=A0 Then the same old same old would apply, but from what I have =
heard thunderbolt support is slow in stabilizing in Linux.