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CNET News: Intel Mulls Linux Centrino support

Jan 27, 2004, 18:30 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Intel has in mind a two-phase approach to providing software that Linux needs to take advantage of the processor maker's Centrino chips, an Intel executive said Wednesday.

"The chipmaker likely will begin by releasing a proprietary software module, called a driver, said Will Swope, general manager of Intel's Software and Solutions Group, speaking in an interview at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo here. He said he hopes the company will later offer an open-source driver, software that the general Linux programming community may scrutinize and reshape if desired.

"The move would mean Intel is working to ensure that support for Linux is on par with that for Microsoft Windows, which has had full support since Centrino launched in March 2003..."

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