"smartBridges announced the release of its Linux software driver
for the smartNIC USB networking adapter. This brings the benefits
of Hot Plug & Play and simplicity of USB to the Linux users.
The driver has been tested successfully with all major
distributions of Linux -- Red Hat, SuSE, TurboLinux, Mandrake, and
EasyLinux. These tests were performed with Notebook and desktop
computers from all major manufacturers to provide the compatibility
assurance and peace of mind for the users."
"The Linux driver for the smartNIC Plug & Play Network
Adapter bridges Linux networking stack with the recently developed
USB software stack. It integrates the hot-plug feature of USB into
the Linux networking framework, allowing the system to bring up
networking support on-the-fly. In addition, the driver also
automatically updates the network configuration, making the system
network-enabled and ready to use. This is a big step forward for
mobile networking on Linux and a major milestone for both
smartBridges and the Linux community."