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WiFi cards to offer Linux drivers

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Socket Mobile has joined the trend of offering Linux support for WiFi cards by announcing Linux drivers for its Go Wi-Fi SDIO WLAN cards and modules.

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Linux: Drivers Should NOT be Closed Source

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In one of my previous blog entries about a Dell Support issue some of the comments suggested that the reason we were in this mess was because of the inflexible nature of the Linux kernel.

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NVIDIA Calls It A Month With Five Driver Releases

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The NVIDIA 180.44 Linux driver officially adds support for several new graphics processors, fixes various OpenGL crashes (including the KDE 4.x Plasma problems), adds support for OpenGL 3.0 floating-point depth buffers, and brings a number of VDPAU fixes.

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Creative Labs Continues To Shaft Linux

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It has been a while since last mentioning the Creative X-Fi sound cards at Phoronix, but it's not because the Linux support is all nice and working now that Creative open-sourced their X-Fi driver, but rather things have stalled.

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Free 3D Video Drivers needed to spread the Linux Desktop

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Desktop use of GNU/Linux is on the rise, and one of the factors leading people towards its use is videos such as these, showing off the newest effects. However, to get these effects on a KDE or Gnome desktop, you must* use a 3D-accelerating hardware driver for your video card.

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Novell Committed to Microsoft Technologies, But Not so Much to Free Desktop (RadeonHD)

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Novell lays off Luc Verhaegen (of the RadeonHD driver team), thus putting the whole project in jeopardy

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Arch Linux Revolts Against ATI Catalyst Driver

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While AMD continues to improve the ATI Catalyst Linux driver from where they were at years ago by introducing new features like CrossFire and OpenGL 3.0 support while addressing outstanding bugs, no Linux graphics driver is yet in a perfect state.

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Nouveau Becomes The Default Driver In Fedora 11

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Among a horde of other features to be introduced with Fedora 11 (a.k.a. Leonidas), the Nouveau driver will become the default NVIDIA driver on this Red Hat distribution.

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Bill Gates on Linux@Intel: “This Huge Driver Group Scares Me.”

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Report from a Microsoft-Intel meeting leads to Gates' fear of Linux .

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Ubuntu 9.04 To Get Nouveau Driver

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The Nouveau driver has been in development for several years now but with limited developers that are reverse-engineering NVIDIA's GPUs and there being no public documentation or support from NVIDIA, it has taken quite a while to come up with a reputable open-source driver that supports all of NVIDIA's hardware.

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Closed Linux driver problems described

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Binary-only Linux drivers will never work for the majority of Linux users, Harald Welte told hardware developers at a Taipei conference. The Linux kernel's lack of an ABI and intentional lack of stable APIs make binary drivers a losing battle purely for technical reasons, he suggests.

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Creative Gives In, They Open-Source Their X-Fi Driver

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The Sound Blaster X-Fi sound card driver for Linux from Creative Labs was awful. That's simply the nicest way to put it.

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The lack of quality video drivers is destroying Fedora

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I was user of nvidia video card and I was happy to use it in F7 and F8 but unfortunately I replaced that card with a newer one. That time the card was ATI. Of course I did not check if that card is supported in Fedora 9 (I have to blame myself) and just took it. Recently I noticed the news about that how "open" ATI would be in the future. And now I experience their "openness" with my computer.

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The Last Mile is Always the Hardest - by John Sullivan

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"Software licenses and patents aren't the only ways proprietary software vendors can restrict the freedoms of computer users. A key component of our overall campaign for software freedom is making sure that the hardware we buy is not an obstacle to the exercise of our freedoms.

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Atheros makes friends with Linux

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Linux overcame most of its former driver woes years ago except for one noticeable exception: Wi-Fi drivers. While many Wi-Fi cards and chipsets were Linux friendly, two major Wi-Fi chipset vendors, Atheros and Broadcom, kept their drivers proprietary. Now, things are changing. Atheros has released a true open-source driver for its latest 802.11n chipsets.

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