Re: Bad marketing - it's not understood
> You do not require new drivers for Thunderbolt. Remember, Thunderbolt is just a transparent PCI-Express bus extension out of the computer case
YOU NEED DRIVERS.
It doesn't matter if they are NEW or not.
Support for some random gigabit chipset doesn't just magically pop out of the either. You need a driver that supports it. The interesting thing about USB is that it does define standard device classes and allows you to use a generic driver for that class of device.
This concept is something that is missing from PCIe.
You're just making the assumption that things will magically work themselves out.
> USB usually has problems, performance, reliability, compatibility...
No it doesn't. You're just making up self-serving nonsense.
It's amazing how bad USB suddenly becomes when there's a new flavor of the month for Fanboys to follow. Suddenly that great thing that Apple gave to everyone is not so cool anymore. Suddenly you have to tear it down make the new shiny shiny look better.