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Texas Instruments Announces USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
Posted by Nick on 15 April 2000, 03:02 GMT

Laurent Goujon was the first of about eighty-six thousand, nine hundred and three people to notify me that TI is going to release a USB TI-GRAPH LINK near the end of the year (read: june of 2001). There's not much more information about it, but it seems to be compatible only with Macintoshes (read: iMac's). Check the page out here.

 


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Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
Kerey Roper  Account Info
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I thought the U in USB stood for "Universal", not "Mac only".

     15 April 2000, 03:14 GMT

Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
michael billiards

poo, not 1st....oh well...usb does....but ti used ti for the basic jest i think...

     15 April 2000, 03:16 GMT

Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
Nick Disabato  Account Info
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This is why God invented Linux: the OS that's compatible with every single hardware peripheral in existence.

No, wait.

--BlueCalx

     15 April 2000, 03:18 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
David Phillips  Account Info
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Compatible, perhaps, but not usable. For example, video cards based on NVidia's chipsets do not perform well under Linux, due to the limp drivers.

     15 April 2000, 16:03 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
David Hall  Account Info
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So Linus Whatsisname is God?
No, there is a problem with Linux - not all manufacturers release drivers for it... so I don't know where you got that from, Nick...

     15 April 2000, 16:29 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
Will Stokes  Account Info
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ummm....... Linux does supposr USB, so your little comment is worthless. Now go back in shame to your little windoze computer, and watch it crash, again, for the 5th time, this hour alone....

     15 April 2000, 17:39 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
X Raided  Account Info

wh0a....will stokes is alive :-)
r.i.p. megaracer
that game was dope

XRaided

     15 April 2000, 20:57 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
TheWog Account Info
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*Waves a copy of Win2000 around*

     16 April 2000, 23:05 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
Chris Moultrie  Account Info
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*Waves his RC1 Copy next to his RTM copy and his t-shirt in your face* hehehehe...

     17 April 2000, 17:56 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
Laura Thompson  Account Info

Did God invent Linux, I thought it was some smelly nerd in the Silicon Valley circa 1983

     21 April 2000, 16:52 GMT


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tiprym  Account Info
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Linux is nice. Unfortunately, while it works with hardware, you wouldn't be actually able to play any games or do anything graphical in windows programs(although Linux X-Windows can replicate most of windows' features and run most programs) due to the fact that the Linux kernel and other related parephenilia(I KNOW I didn't spell that right...) don't support DirectX drivers and the like. However, someone could mess around with the source code to do it... But not me. Got enough to do already.

     26 April 2000, 00:04 GMT

Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
Aaron Stubbendieck  Account Info

me too. TI is going to have to make the software work with pc or it won't sell well (think how well the iMacintrash sold...)

     15 April 2000, 03:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
ASimPerson
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Um...last time I checked, the iMac sold really well and helped Apple start turning profits again.

     15 April 2000, 03:26 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
David Hall  Account Info
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True. Its amazing what putting a previously-unsellable computer into a transparent colour case and sticking lots of slogans like "G3", "One Step Internet" and "USB" on the box does to your sales... :)
I personally wouldn't buy one. Why? I couldn't play Half-Life... :)

     15 April 2000, 16:35 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
Max Seckel  Account Info
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>I personally wouldn't buy one. Why? I couldn't play >Half-Life... :)

finally, someone shows signs of intelligence;)

     15 April 2000, 20:39 GMT


Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
tdavie
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FOOL!!!!!
(I like my iMac)

     30 June 2000, 22:03 GMT


Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
ASimPerson
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One would think so.....but obviously not.

     15 April 2000, 03:23 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
yosweetlady  Account Info

Uhh, the imac sold incredibly well. Apple was backed up with orders it couldn't fill till only a couple months ago. Also, all newer macs have usb, not just the imac
No matter though, USB works with PC's, it's just that none of the pc manufacturers have integrated it yet. It was designed by Intel :P
Now I just need a computer with usb, and I can get the new cable.

     15 April 2000, 05:43 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
lilroehm Account Info

'none of the pc manufacturers have integrated it yet?' blasphemy! take a look around, you can get usb mice, scanners, keyboards, monitors, a whole lot of stuff. it's not that usb doesn't work with pc's, it's just that TI chooses not to support the cable with their graph-link software for some reason. and should they follow through with that, then you better learn how to code your own if you want to use that shiny new usb cable.

     15 April 2000, 07:32 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
Rob Hornick  Account Info

Uhh... I'm on a PC and using a USB mouse and keyboard, in addition, we have one of those cool little USB "IntelPlay QX3" microscopes... ahem, anyways, I don't know what you're talking about.

     15 April 2000, 22:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Texas Instruments Announced USB-Based TI-GRAPH LINK
TheWog Account Info
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I believe the point was made because the iMac doesn't have a serial port built in. Gotta buy an insanely expensive USB<>Serial box.

     16 April 2000, 23:08 GMT

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