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USB 3.0 on Linux

Category: Open Source
Posted: 07:50AM

Do you ever find yourself in an argument with fellow enthusiasts against how bad and slow Linux hardware support is? Well fret no more, you now have a new point to bring up. Linux drivers for USB 3.0 have been created, before the first USB 3.0 controllers are being mass produced. The drivers, under Sarah Sharp's name, will soon be added to the Linux kernel code, and will be officially supported sometime around September, which would probably make Linux the first operating system with official USB 3.0 support. Until then, we'll just have to make do with USB 2.0 and one-tenth the speed.

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MrAlex on June 11, 2009 11:04AM
Couldn't MS just release support for USB 3.0 in a quick update; so they only provide updates when needed?
slugbug on June 11, 2009 01:51PM
I actually thought USB 3.0 would be appearing on motherboards before SATA 3.
cold_snipe on June 12, 2009 06:10AM
the first controllers are coming out this month. I guess MS could issue a quick update like you said MrAlex, I was paraphrasing what the driver's creator stated. Either way, they're ahead of MS for now.

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