Librenix
Headlines | Linux | Apps | Coding | BSD | Admin | News
Information for Linux System Administration 

Linux can use Windows wireless drivers

Up
vote
Down

DriverLoader, developed by a Canadian company called Linuxant, Inc., has the ability to run Windows NDIS drivers under Linux -- for 802.11g 54mbps wireless LAN devices based on Broadcom chipsets. If this approach can be extended to other device types, it will be a giant step toward commoditizing the desktop operating system market.
Device drivers is an area where emulation was until recently considered "out of the question": writing native code was the only solution. Not anymore.

I came across two very interesting and different projects that tackle the issue in a clever way: running hardware device drivers designed for windows on "foreign" operating systems. Both come from small developers outside Silicon Valley, which makes one wonder why nobody inside the billion-dollar labs of "innovative" mega-corporations like Carly Fiorina's or Palmisano's thoughts about this.
 read more | mail this link | score:7247 | -Ray, October 20, 2003
More Sysadmin articles...

Abstract Art Prints by Ray Yeargin

admin headlines

Testing the Digital Ocean $5 Cloud Servers with an MMORPG

USB Redirection hack on Two Node Controller+Compute Neutron GRE+OVS Fedora 20 Cluster

Installing Debian testing On GPT HDDs From A Grml Live Linux

Running ownCloud 5.0 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy

Running SilverStripe On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Wheezy/Ubuntu 13.04

Step By Step Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) LAMP Server Setup

 

Firefox sidebar

Site map

Site info

News feed

Features

Login
(to post)

Search

 
Articles are owned by their authors.   © 2000-2012 Ray Yeargin