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Wi-Fi Planet: Wi-Fi for Linux May Get Easier

May 02, 2006, 15:15 (3 Talkback[s])
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"San Bruno, California-based Devicescape makes software you probably have used but don't know it--it might be running some of your wireless hardware from big name vendors. The company is planning several new initiatives around what it calls 'service-enabled devices,' consumer or mobile products that wirelessly connect to the Web without the benefit of a PC.

"'Imagine a wireless iPod with Wi-Fi on it,' says Glenn Flinchbaugh, the company's Vice President of Marketing, 'connecting directly to iTunes Music Store instead of synching with the PC.' The vision is that devices using Devicescape software would automatically connect when in range, download what you want (be it data, sound, or video) and you'll be set..."

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