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LINUXANT LICENSES DRIVERLOADER TO TEXAS INSTRUMENTS

MONTREAL, QC Sep. 27, 2004 - Linuxant inc. is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement with Texas Instruments (TI) to enable products based on Texas Instruments' high-performance wireless LAN chipsets under the Linux operating system using Linuxant's flagship DriverLoader™.

DriverLoader™ is a revolutionary compatibility-wrapper allowing standard Windows NDIS (Network Driver Interface Specification) drivers shipped by hardware vendors to be used as-is on Linux x86 systems, with advanced features such as state-of-the-art Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) security and USB support.

Texas Instruments' chipsets are widely used in a variety of retail products by the top wireless LAN vendors in both domestic US and worldwide markets.

"It is great to work with yet another major chipset manufacturer and leading vendors towards making key wireless technologies more accessible to Linux users", said Marc Boucher, founder and President of Linuxant.

The latest and greatest release of DriverLoader may be downloaded from Linuxant's web site and used in conjunction with products based on Texas Instruments wireless LAN chipsets. The software is easy to install on standard Linux distributions (RedHat/Fedora, SuSE, Mandrake, TurboLinux, Debian, and derivatives) with any recent 2.4 or 2.6 kernel, and includes a user-friendly Web-based configuration system.

For more information or to download your copy of DriverLoader, please go to http://www.linuxant.com/driverloader

 

About Linuxant
Linuxant is a world-class supplier of consulting, software development and professional support services. Linuxant works closely with leading vendors and OEMs of semiconductor, PC, embedded and communication/wireless products, as well as with companies in other industries, providing technological expertise and solutions to maximize the potential of Linux and open-source. Additionally, Linuxant develops and distributes specialized system software, such as device drivers for specific applications.

 

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