Doesn't vmware abstract access to network devices anyway? I somehow doubt that a suspend image
containing a Linux kernel using a Windows driver to talk to a physical network device would
actually have any chance of working at all. And running Linux under vmware with the Windows
driver for the vmware simulated network device instead of the Linux driver for it is just
In order for this particular issue to be relevant, you'd need to distribute a booted system
with a driver loaded for a chipset with only a Windows driver available, which only makes
sense if it's running on physical hardware.