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Linux kernel gets built-in Bluetooth support [ZDNet]

May 27, 2002 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Matthew Broersma of ZDNet UK reports that the Linux will soon offer wireless connectivity with the introduction of native Bluetooth support to the latest Linux development kernel. Broersma writes . . .

“The Linux development kernel now supports wireless 'personal area networks', but ordinary users won't see the software for a while yet . . . “

” . . . Bluetooth allows PCs, portable devices and peripherals the ability to connect to each other in a “personal area network”, potentially replacing the clutter of wires that accompanies most computer systems. Research firm In-Stat/MDR projects that 100 million personal area networks will be installed this year, rising to more than 900 million in 2005 . . . ”

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