IIRC, the LAN chip was developed using other companies' IP. It's not so much an issue of "want" so much as "can".
I would also add that USB can take care of your networking needs for the most part. I've been using a wireless USB adapter on my RH9 system, and it works very well. I'd imagine that it would not be much more difficult to find a wired adapter, or even a modem. A bit more expensive, of course, but you aren't cluttering up PCI slots.
Last edited by erwos; 08-18-03 at 03:33 PM.