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Company expands Linux-Centrino software

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, a Montreal company whose software lets Linux computers use wireless networking technology, has released a new version of a product that supports Intel's latest hardware, the company said Friday. DriverLoader 1.6 supports Intel's Pro/Wireless 2200BG 802.11g wireless networking card as well as the Wi-Fi Protected Access feature of its Centrino technology, which bundles wireless networking with the Pentium M processor.

Linuxant's software lets Linux computers use wireless networking gear from several companies by building a Linux connection around the network adapter's Windows software interface. A similar strategy is used by the open-source NDIS Wrapper project. Intel has pledged to release Linux Centrino software of its own, eventually.