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Intel to Aid Linux WiFi

Well at last Intel appears to be doing something right by Linux. The company yesterday took a major U-turn with its Linux software policy, promising to release hardware drivers for both the Windows and Linux platforms simultaneously. According to Intel, the major sticking point and stated reason for this change of heart is the lack of support for Intel's Centrino chip. For over a year now, Linux users have had to resort to wrapping Windows code to enable the chip's WiFi services. By the end of this year, users should begin to see such drivers in their native form.

Just don't expect to see any GPL nonsense. These drivers will remain proprietary.