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LINUXANT ADDS NATIVE 64-BIT (x86_64) SUPPORT TO DRIVERLOADER

MONTREAL, QC Jan. 6, 2005 - Linuxant inc. is fulfilling yet another significant need with the addition of native support for the x86_64 architecture to its renowned DriverLoader™ software.

This makes DriverLoader™ the world's first and only available solution (at the time of this writing) to operate 802.11g Wireless LAN interfaces based on widespread Broadcom chipsets under 64-bit Linux kernels.

The x86_64 architecture (also referred to as AMD64 or EM64T by Intel) is a set of evolutionary processor extensions that define the basis of the 64-bit computing infrastructure on x86 platforms.

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. RNDIS (Remote NDIS) is also supported for USB.

DriverLoader technology is the ideal Linux solution to support devices for which no adequate native open-source drivers are available. It also allows vendors to drastically reduce time to market.

The latest release of DriverLoader can be downloaded from Linuxant's web site and also features compatibility with Texas Instruments, Intel PRO/Wireless (Centrino), Broadcom, Conexant/GlobespanVirata/Intersil Prism GT/Duette/Indigo, Cisco, INPROCOMM, Marvell, Realtek, ZyDAS, Atheros and other 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 and professional online technical support. Current users of DriverLoader can upgrade to the latest version at no charge.

Vendors interested in using DriverLoader technology to enable their products under Linux should contact services@linuxant.com.

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

 

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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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