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Sunday, May 27, 2007

I set up a small wireless network in my house. Being able to write blogs using my notebook PC sitting on the sofa in the living room is already a cute experience by itself, but the most interesting part is that I am using a Linux installation,
I am writing the blog using my Packard Bell Easy Note MX with a dual Turion 64 and 2MB memory. Quite a great machine; it has no extra hw, just 4 USB ports, synaptics touchpad, ethernet plug and wi-fi interface. Yet, this simple design allows for fantastic NVidia graphics, extra load of fast memory, extra wide screen and extra-long battery life.

Having wifi running on linux required just to download and compile the latest version of madwifi driver for Atheros wi-fi chipset from Sourceforge. A 10 minutes operation, and voilĂ , I am flying the network with a serious OS sitting on my sofa. What could be better?

Uhm, yes, I have a couple of answers too... yet this one is cute.

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