Good Apple, Bad Apple

March 11th, 2003 8:42 AM

Apple rocks. IP over FireWire is a really great, obvious, and not-yet-fully-implemented idea. Unfortunately the preview release Apple is parading on their developer site caused my machine to core dump on startup. Hopefully Apple can stabilize the code. 400Mb/s would be really nice for those of us unfortunate enough to buy a Mac before Gigabit Ethernet became standard.

This reminds me of IP over SCSI. There was a time at which buying several SCSI cards per machine and setting up several point-to-point links would have been more cost effective than 100 Megabit Ethernet.

So, when and where can I get a FireWire switch? :)