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CNET News.com: IBM's new tools blend Linux with Bluetooth

Jul 25, 2000, 19:21 (0 Talkback[s])
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"IBM today released new tools that combine Linux with Bluetooth wireless technology, merging two of the hottest technologies in an effort to spur wireless networking."

"IBM released Linux-based applications technology based on the Bluetooth specification. Bluetooth essentially allows portable devices, computers, and appliances to communicate and swap data via radio waves, doing away with wires and cables."

"Although much delayed, the eventual arrival of Bluetooth products is expected to simplify home networking, which still usually requires some type of rewiring or complicated connection scheme...."

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