Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Jul 2006 21:25 UTC, submitted by Kaj de Vos
Syllable, AtheOS The Realtek 8169 network card driver has been ported to the Syllable desktop operating system from Linux. This is the first Gigabit network driver for Syllable. A beta release [] is available and the driver will be included in the next release of Syllable.
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RE: nice
by Soulbender on Tue 1st Aug 2006 06:24 UTC in reply to "nice"
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"too bad my router is only 100mb, so it would be pointless to use."

Gigabit networking is "pointless" for most workstations since they'll never utilize more than a fraction of a gigabit and probably not even close to FastEthernet. That said, being able to use the card at all is still better than not being able to and there are some other performance adcvantages, such as better buffering and interrupt mitigation, to be had from gigabit cards even on fastethernet networks.

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