Thunderbolt 3 Connector Technology Now Linux Compatible

Dell’s upcoming XPS 13 edition for developers will have Linux (Ubuntu) installed. What is alluring to tech enthusiasts is that the device will come with Dell’s latest Thunderbolt 3 technology that allows for lighting fast transfer speeds. Thunderbolt 3 is a latest advent into the world of connectors that allows PCs to be connected to monitors and hard disks. It is four times faster than USB – to give you an example, transferring a 4K movie from an external storage device to a PC takes only 30 seconds.

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Naturally, because of the simplistic nature of the OS, Linux computers will be a lot more compatible with the new connector technology than Windows PCs. This is because Linux is capable of using the technology to a greater extent – users can make use of two 4K monitor at the same time, something that Windows devices cannot support.

One of the biggest ways Thunderbolt 3 can change the scene of connector technology is that it would aid us in moving away from proprietary devices to USB Type C connectors that are being added to PCs. However a special controller is required for them to support Thunderbolt 3 at the moment.

There is always the question of whether peripherals that require separate driver support will work with Thunderbolt 3 in Linux systems, as no peripheral in the website of Thunderbolt has been listed as being compatible with Linux. Nonetheless, it is no doubt a great and innovative advancement for the electronic world when it comes to connector technology, and we are enthusiastic to see how the future unfolds for Thunderbolt 3.

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