Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Sep 2006 21:03 UTC, submitted by Jason Dixon
OpenBSD Pre-orders for OpenBSD 4.0 are now available in the online store. Five architectures on three CDs in a soft-shell DVD case. Check out the highlights of OpenBSD 4.0. This new release adds support for many wireless chipsets, as well as support for the UltraSPARC III, and much, much more.
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VIA 8237A chipset
by manmist on Wed 20th Sep 2006 22:12 UTC
manmist
Member since:
2005-12-18

The above information is incorrect. Alan Cox submitted support for the VIA chipset and it already in 2.6.18 kernel from rc-7 onwards and will be supported by FC6 being released next month.

http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.gi...
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Core/Schedule.

The Linux kernel supports more architectures and drivers that any other operating system in the world according to http://www.kroah.com/log/linux/ols_2006_keynote.html

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RE: VIA 8237A chipset
by miscz on Wed 20th Sep 2006 22:22 in reply to "VIA 8237A chipset "
miscz Member since:
2005-07-17

Sorry, I din't find it in the changelog. I was searching for something along the lines of sata_via or 8237a, there was no mention of it. I'm glad that it's there, thanks. Too bad 2.6.18 won't make it into Edgy Eft :/

The driver issue with Linux nowadays seems to be WiFi support and form what I've read BSD are far ahead.

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RE[2]: VIA 8237A chipset
by manmist on Wed 20th Sep 2006 22:35 in reply to "RE: VIA 8237A chipset "
manmist Member since:
2005-12-18

You can always switch to Fedora and get even the latest kernel updates within days of new releases. ;-)

WiFi works way better in Linux with Red Hat's work on HAL, D-Bus and Network Manager. John W. Linville, upstream wireless kernel subsystem maintainer has a branch in Fedora which tracks the latest wireless updates

http://fedoranews.org/blog/?p=965

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RE: VIA 8237A chipset
by danieldk on Wed 20th Sep 2006 22:37 in reply to "VIA 8237A chipset "
danieldk Member since:
2005-11-18

The Linux kernel supports more architectures and drivers that any other operating system in the world according to http://www.kroah.com/log/linux/ols_2006_keynote.html

Yeah. <irony>You just have to find out what patchset, or third party kernel branch, and find some userland that works properly with it.</irony> I have nothing against Linux, but Linux portability is nothing like portability of NetBSD or OpenBSD. E.g. in NetBSD one can build the system (kernel + userlands) for arbitrary platforms with a single command, from a single source tree.

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RE[2]: VIA 8237A chipset
by kwag on Thu 21st Sep 2006 03:14 in reply to "RE: VIA 8237A chipset "
kwag Member since:
2006-08-31

"E.g. in NetBSD one can build the system (kernel + userlands) for arbitrary platforms with a single command, from a single source tree."

And I second that! ;)

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