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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Now they hopefully can release the source of the rest of their drivers for servers. Their network drivers are a world of suck on any platform or media type.

Good on them for finally doing this. My company pulled all the Broadcom wireless cards from the wireless PCs on the floor anyway. I've never seen wireless cards that just drop connections and act up like theirs. We replaced them all with Intel cards and never looked back. The drivers are a ton better too.

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