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mikeart


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PostPosted: Sat 11 Sep 2010, 03:26    Post subject:  This is new as i understand it?
Subject description: 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

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