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MONTREAL, QC Oct. 10, 2003 - Linuxant inc., a world-class supplier of consulting, software development and professional support services is announcing the immediate availability of DriverLoader™, a revolutionary compatibility-wrapper allowing standard Windows NDIS drivers shipped by hardware vendors to be used as-is on Linux x86 systems.

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 or eliminate the need to support multiple drivers for Windows and Linux. By using the same driver on both platforms, significant resources can be saved.

Thanks to DriverLoader, owners of 802.11g 54mbps Wireless LAN devices (CardBus and PCI) based on Broadcom chipsets can now use their devices under Linux, enjoying the full speed of the latest Wireless LAN technology with the freedom of the renowned open-source operating-system.

Broadcom chipsets are the foundation of many Notebook or Desktop Wireless LAN adapter products by numerous vendors, such as Belkin, Buffalo, Cisco/Linksys, Dell, eMachines, Fujitsu, Gateway, HP/Compaq, Microsoft, Motorola, etc..

DriverLoader packages can be downloaded from Linuxant's web site at no cost*. The software is easy to install on any supported Linux distribution (RedHat, SuSE, Mandrake, Debian) with any recent 2.4 or 2.6 kernel, and includes a user-friendly Web-based configuration system.

Vendors interested in using DriverLoader technology to enable their products under Linux should contact

For more information or to download your copy of DriverLoader, please go to


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.


* Linuxant is happy to provide free trial DriverLoader licenses, while discussions are under way with hardware vendors to finance development costs. Linuxant hopes that DriverLoader will remain free for end-users.


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