Broadcom wifi drivers in F-14?

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Sep 14 20:37:51 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-09-15 at 01:01 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> On 09/15/2010 12:49 AM, Matthew Miller wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 14, 2010 at 12:04:04PM -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> >> Which OEMs care enough about Linux support to use a more expensive part? 
> > Seriously. I will go buy their stuff right now.
> I read that HP was doing this but haven't verified.

Ones who pre-load Linux could presumably calculate that shipping a
better supported chip may cost them slightly more initially but save
them maintenance headaches and hence eventually work out cheaper, so
that would be Dell and HP. I think some of their pre-loaded systems do
come with Intel chipsets rather than Broadcom, which are indeed slightly
more expensive to procure. I haven't directly heard the rumours Rahul
had, though.
Adam Williamson
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