Thursday, October 16, 2008

Already old news, but it's still good news; Atheros open-sources its drivers. Currently i have two machines that have Atheros wifi chipsets, my Mac mini and an Asus eee-pc.

In fact the Mac mini doesn't need any proprietary drivers, except for wifi. With the opened Atheros drivers the whole machine is now able to run with all components covered by open source.

For the eee-pc, the Atheros is a real killer, it's not hard or impossible to work around the issue, but anything enabled out of the box is always a win. It's a pain to not have decent network access on a fresh install.

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