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ZDNet UK: Linux Gets Bluetooth

May 28, 2002, 09:00 (8 Talkback[s])
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"The Linux development kernel now supports wireless 'personal area networks', but ordinary users won't see the software for a while yet

"Support for Bluetooth has been added to the Linux development kernel, a step toward native Bluetooth support in upcoming releases of the Linux operating system.

"Bluetooth allows PCs, portable devices and peripherals the ability to connect to each other in a "personal area network", potentially replacing the clutter of wires that accompanies most computer systems. Research firm In-Stat/MDR projects that 100 million personal area networks will be installed this year, rising to more than 900 million in 2005..."

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