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Old 02-24-2011, 10:10 PM
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Default Intel's Lightpeak Technology is now Dubbed Thunderbolt

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://newsroom.intel.com/community/intel_newsroom/blog/2011/02/24/thunderbolt-technology-the-fastest-data-connection-to-your-pc-just-arrived' target='_blank'>http://newsroom.intel.com/community...pc-just-arrived</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Intel Corporation today announced the availability of ThunderboltTM technology, a new high-speed PC connection technology that brings together high-speed data transfer and high-definition (HD) display on to a single cable. Running at 10Gbps, Thunderbolt technology can transfer a full-length HD movie in less than 30 seconds. This Intel-developed technology is coming to market through a technical collaboration with Apple, and is available first on Apple's new line of MacBook Pro laptop computers."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/dht/auto/1298576573.usr1.jpg" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>One of the key technologies revealed today in Apple's line of <a href="http://www.apple.com/macbookpro/" target="_blank">refreshed Macbook Pros</a> is Thunderbolt. I knew it was based on Lightpeak, but when I saw Apple calling it Thunderbolt I was concerned it was going to be an Apple-only term, and we were about to enter into an era where every laptop OEM would have their own term for the technology: "No, no, this isn't Thunderbolt, it's ULTRABOLT!" Turns out that's not the case: Thunderbolt is the new name for Lightpeak, and it will be used by all the OEMs. That's good news. What do you think about the name? It's an unusual name for a technology when compared to the likes of USB 3.0 and SATA; it's more in line with Firewire. Regardless, Thunderbolt is here to stay and offers some compelling features (more on that later).</p>
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:13 PM
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I like the previous name, Lightpeak better. Now I feel I have to watch the weather before I plug in any devices.
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Old 02-25-2011, 07:14 PM
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I like the previous name, Lightpeak better. Now I feel I have to watch the weather before I plug in any devices.
Yeah, I agree - Lightpeak was a techy sounding name. Thunderbolt is pretty cheesy.
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