Definitions

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  • noun trademark A high speed digital link standard originally developed by Apple Inc. now covered by the IEEE1394-1995 standard, usually spelled FireWire.
  • noun A system of wires or tubes designed to detect fire and trigger automatic fire-extinguishers in an aircraft engine compartment for example.

Etymologies

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fire + wire

Examples

  • I would recommend as full of a backup as soon as possible, as my machine didn’t even stay running in firewire disk mode.

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  • I've given up using the firewire was a great waste of time and money.

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  • Burning CDs is alright for smaller items, but having an external drive which I hookup to via "firewire" is the best route for backing up lots of info.

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  • If it does (what I've seen is four) you would have to give her access, possibly an IP or account number for access through the router, a log on Identity and password unless you did a straight wireless "firewire" sort of connection which may still need a password for some areas and could be an open door letting critters in.

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  • Firewire (IEEE1394) is just a transport protocol ... you're probably getting mixed up with unconformed HDV playback via firewire which is an issue in and of itself and not connected to OS X or anything else.

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  • Twice this weekend I was at an Apple store, thinking about buying a new Macbook (I was definately going to buy one before the 'firewire' debacle).

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  • Twice this weekend I was at an Apple store, thinking about buying a new Macbook (I was definately going to buy one before the 'firewire' debacle).

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  • They have usb, and firewire available and if you buy it w/o a drive preinstalled, its like $25 for the USB version

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  • The backup was just a file-sync over a firewire network to another machine.

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  • - Set up Media Center to stream video from a firewire drive attached to the Mac to my XBox 360 (I had to do some messing around with Samba on the Mac side to get this going) - Play some games (Fallout and Sacrifice from GOG. com, Half Life) - General messing around with the taskbar/application folders/gadgets and whatnot

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  • Firewire is Apple's trademarked name for the IEEE 1394 high speed serial bus. Apple allows others to use the name, and there is an interesting story behind it at .

    June 9, 2009