Not one to dwell too heavily on the past, FON
is apparently already moving beyond its newfangled partnership
with Time Warner, and has now caved to giving Mac and Linux
users the ability to get in on the action. The latest FON Spot software now appears in a beta form for OS X and Linux (preferably Ubuntu
) users, allowing Ethernet-connected machines to share excess bandwidth with others via WiFi
. Notably, it's even supposed to work if connected via 3G, but we can't imagine your carrier being all too pleased with such a scheme. Per usual, the company warns of its beta nature and insinuates that problems could arise, but if you're still not deterred, be sure to hit the read link and get your respective download on.