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Wintel Modems on Linux

Actually, if I remember correctly, some of the driver code belongs to 
Microsoft with licensing that effectively prevents use of that code on 
non-windows systems. That does not prevent a vendor from writing a Linux 
driver from scratch, but it changes the economics a bit.
"Wendell" wrote:
> I totally agree that winmodems were a cheap way to trick the public into paying
> more money for less hardware. But still, the fact remains that the modem mfg's
> were able to write combination software application/drivers to run under wintel
> systems. One of them should be able to port that technology to the Linux & Unix
> worlds. They already know the algorithms needed to make the correct
> calculations & send the data in the necessary format out a db-9 serial port on
> a wintel box; the same must be possible to be done under a Linux or Solaris
> box, or even on a MAC or BeOS system. Surely there must be close to a critical
> mass now of Linux users to make the development of such hardware cost
> effective?
Jerry Feldman <gaf at>
Boston Linux and Unix user group

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