"Articles like this just kill me. Granted, this piece was
written a while back, and even considering the date in which the
piece was first put together, it remains the single biggest mess
that I have ever laid eyes on. Linux and wireless is a mess,
period. Understand, however, that I applaud the ongoing efforts of
Ralink, Intel and Atheros. These groups have bent over backwards to
make life easier for the casual Linux enthusiast. Unfortunately,
less than savory options seem to be weaseling their way into places
where the aforementioned companies were there to help us out.
"But to be fair here, I'm not blaming those chipset
manufacturers that choose to ignore the growing Linux market
screaming for wireless support. Rather a combination of misguided
Linux enthusiasts and hardware manufacturers, such as DLink,
Linksys and others..."