Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Fri 24 Oct 2014, 20:50
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Cutting edge
This is new as i understand it?
Moderators: Flash, Ian, JohnMurga
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count_1  
Author Message

Joined: 23 Aug 2010
Posts: 25
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sat 11 Sep 2010, 03:26    Post_subject:  This is new as i understand it?
Sub_title: Broadcom Releases Open Source Wireless Driver for Linux

Finally! Broadcom, through Henry Ptasinski, proudly announced a few hours ago the immediate availability of the first open source Wireless driver for Linux-based operating systems. The driver is designed for Broadcom's latest generation 11n chipsets.

Believe it or not, Broadcom has finally decided to open source its wireless drivers for Linux users! Broadcom's wireless chips are used in almost all modern netbooks and laptops, therefore this announcement comes as a blessing for all Linux users.

"Broadcom would like to announce the initial release of a fully-open Linux driver for it's latest generation of 11n chipsets. The driver, while still a work in progress, is released as full source and uses the native mac80211 stack."

"It supports multiple current chips (BCM4313, BCM43224, BCM43225) as well as providing a framework for supporting additional chips in the future, including mac80211-aware embedded chips." - said Henry Ptasinski in the announcement.

The open source Broadcom wireless driver should be available in the next stable release of the Linux kernel 2.6. This also means that all Linux users will no longer have to search for tutorials, workarounds and other tips & tricks to get their Broadcom wireless cards to work!
Read more here, i do not fully understand it as a newbie, but thought it may be of interest. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Broadcom-Releases-Open-Source-Wireless-Driver-for-Linux-155826.shtml


The next stop ......... the Twilight Zone!
Back to top
View user's profile Send_private_message Visit_website 
Display_posts:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 Posts_count_1  
Post_new_topic   Reply_to_topic View_previous_topic :: View_next_topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Cutting edge
Jump to:  

You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0376s ][ Queries: 11 (0.0042s) ][ GZIP on ]