I like the phrasing

Story: New Linux Broadcom Wi-Fi drivers arriveTotal Replies: 4
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Oct 09, 2008
1:51 AM EDT
Quoting:the Wi-Fi chipset doesn't support Linux

Thanks Steve for the proper spin :)

Oct 09, 2008
3:33 AM EDT
Not "the manufacturer is in Microsoft's pocket"?

Oct 09, 2008
9:37 AM EDT
I noticed that too. I don't know how that stupid phrase "Linux doesn't support blah" came from. It supports a whole lot more than Windows.

Oct 09, 2008
1:32 PM EDT
I've got an HP with Broadcom, and a Compaq with an Atheros chipset that isn't supported native in the kernel.

The Broadcom requires firmware extracted from the Windows driver, where the Atheros is completely unable to work. Such is life.

It's too bad that WIFI is the "last great hurdle" to making things easy.


Oct 10, 2008
5:37 AM EDT
Today's "last great hurdle" will be superseded by a similar hurdle tomorrow.

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