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WiFi software arrives on Linux desktops

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A vendor of Linux-based WiFi arrays is finally releasing a version of its WiFi Monitor utility for Linux desktops. The open source, widget-like Xirrus WiFi Monitor for Linux enables users to monitor, secure, and troubleshoot WiFi networks, says Xirrus.

WiFi Monitor has been available as a free utility for Windows Vista, Windows XP, and MacOS platforms for some time, and has been downloaded a half million times, claims Xirrus. The company refers to the software as a "desklet," a widget-like applet that provides quick access to information and functions. Developed under the gDesklets framework using the Python language, the utility is being made available under the GPL (General Public License). Users have access to complete source code of the application, says Xirrus.

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