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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by lfeagan on Mon 13th Sep 2010 04:16 UTC
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OMG, I have been waiting for this to happen for what seems like an eternity--the better part of the last decade in fact. After this, the only thing more shocking I could imagine coming to the OSnews frontpage would be:
a) nVidia getting something decent open source out the door, and
b) News that a supreme diety, aka "the God" (whatever that is), was going to release a new mobile phone OS to better compete with other religions in an advertising "holy war". If the UNIX wars were a form of holy war, which they were for some folks, then surely we need to have divinely inspired OSes, right? ;-)

Note: Sarcasm and extreme smirking went on while I wrote that. I hope it tickles someone else. If it bothers you, then "move along, these aren't the droids you are looking for."

Edited 2010-09-13 04:19 UTC

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