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[3]: Great news...
by DerGenosse on Fri 10th Sep 2010 07:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Great news..."
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Being separate from the kernel means that the Nvidia driver breaks with every kernel update.

No, that would be the fault of the non-existence of a stable API/ABI, which Greg "Clown" Kroah-Hartman claims isn't necessary.

Linux would be even more useless without an Nvidia driver.

Edited 2010-09-10 07:27 UTC

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