Maybe it is because I'm not a market droid, but what good is a product to a company when they are too afraid to sell it?
So while Intel is sitting there, fretting about giving away secrets, Apple is producing one portable computer after another that will, reports say, give you a Wi-Fi Network with Yellow Dog Linux that runs just fine. In fact, if the 12" IBM ThinkPad X31 had real support for Wi-Fi under Linux, I might not have even considered the 12" iBook G4. As it stands
... sorry, IBM. Better luck in four or five years.