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Re: [News] Broadcom Puts Linux Support on Personal Navigation Device

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Friday 08 Jan 2010 15:30 : \____

> JeffM pulled this Usenet boner:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>|The source of its drivers remains essentially closed
>> I thought  that's where we still were and that the rule remained
>> Never NEVER **NEVER** buy anything with a Broadcom chip.
> I dunno, I just slicked an old DELL laptop and installed Debian, and got the
> Broadcom wired and wireless NICs to work.  The only issue was that they
> weren't autoprobed, so I had to add the b43 and b44 (IIRC) modules to
> /etc/modules.
>> I'll be damned.  I've missed several developments.
>> ...not that I don't still have serious misgivings about the bastards.

The fraud investigation (Broadcom execs) was also dismissed recently.

Did Broadcom ever /actively/ attack Linux (a la Microsoft)? I think just indifference
or passivity is their sin.

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