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What exactly does ndiswrapper do? can you use it to install a windows driver on linux?

I thought you can't install a window driver on linux, am i correct?
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From the ndiswrapper site;
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Some vendors do not release specifications of the hardware or provide a linux driver for their wireless network cards. This project provides a linux kernel module that loads and runs Ndis (Windows network driver API) drivers supplied by the vendors.


http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

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But isn't bad to install a windows driver on linux?
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Huh?
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the purpose of ndiswrapper is to make it ok to install your drivers for a wireless network card that are made for windows - in linux. so for that specific case and using the ndiswrapper software, no its not bad.

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