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

“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…”