In a new post on their development blog this Monday, Microsoft revealed that it plans to fully support USB 3.0 in Windows 8.
Steven Sinofsky confirmed that Microsoft has written a new software stack for USB 3.0.
Quote: Choosing between a rewrite or simply an update, Sinofsky says:
“Don’t jump in. Instead, meticulously design a new USB software stack for the new controller while maintaining existing interfaces and behaviors, ensuring every device and driver will work. For older controllers, we retained our existing software stack.”
Stressing the thoroughness of their testing he said:
“Perhaps the most important aspect of USB 3.0 is the expectation that customers have of USB: it’s just USB3 so it should just work, right? Each and every USB device, low, full, high, and SuperSpeed, has to work in Windows 8. That’s our focus while also delivering the most robust and reliable USB stack,”.
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