Intel to provide Linux support for Centrino

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Intel Corp. is to give Linux support for its Centrino chipset, the company's general manager of software and solutions, Will Swope, has told journalists at the LinuxWorld conference in New York.

According to Swope, a Linux driver for the heavily advertised Wi-Fi chipset will be released first in a proprietary format and then as open source, once the company has figured out how to hide the workings of its wireless technology.

He did not disclose any release dates to news site CNet Networks Inc. however so for the moment just Microsoft Corp. is reaping the benefit of Intel's huge campaign to push Centrino. We understand that a Linux Centrino driver already exists so the company only has to give the word. That Intel is publicly stating its intention to release a driver for Linux in what is aiming to be a mainstream product is very telling, however.

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