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OSWeekly: The Terrible State of WiFi in Linux

Mar 01, 2007, 01:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hartley)

[ Thanks to Matt D. for this link. ]

"Articles like this just kill me. Granted, this piece was written a while back, and even considering the date in which the piece was first put together, it remains the single biggest mess that I have ever laid eyes on. Linux and wireless is a mess, period. Understand, however, that I applaud the ongoing efforts of Ralink, Intel and Atheros. These groups have bent over backwards to make life easier for the casual Linux enthusiast. Unfortunately, less than savory options seem to be weaseling their way into places where the aforementioned companies were there to help us out.

"But to be fair here, I'm not blaming those chipset manufacturers that choose to ignore the growing Linux market screaming for wireless support. Rather a combination of misguided Linux enthusiasts and hardware manufacturers, such as DLink, Linksys and others..."

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