Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Sep 2010 17:40 UTC, submitted by kragil
Linux Ahem. I just had to write that all-caps headline. Broadcom's wireless chips - used by just about everybody in this industry - have been a major pain in the bum for Linux users, because the company did not release open source drivers. Workarounds had to be created, lots of pain was had in the process, but now, Broadcom has finally seen the light: they have open sourced their wireless Linux drivers.
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RE[2]: Quality
by eekee on Thu 9th Sep 2010 21:15 UTC in reply to "RE: Quality"
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> Their drivers have long rendered the other ttys on your system unusable unless you disable any kind of framebuffer.

Erm, no, I've never had an issue with nvidia drivers and vesafb. Granted I've never used the new vesa fb, and the old one is a little.. fixed.

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