MacBook May Get FireWire Back

To say there has been a lot of buzz around Apples decision to leave off the FireWire port on its new line of MacBooks is an understatement. But there is hope for the beloved FireWire standard. According to a recent article from Zdnet’s “The Apple Core”, there is a new standard in the works that would allow for FireWire over Ethernet. The IEEE 1394c is an extension to the FireWire standard (IEEE 1394/a/b) that would provide the ability for FireWire to run at 800Mbps over category 5 unshielded twisted pair cables. It’s still in development and just passed the first ballot.  Accruing to the article This standard could be ready and fit into the Snow Leopard release. 


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