Intel are NOT that great, their wireless drivers still require binary-blob non-free firmware.
At least their binary blob doesn't run on the host system any more, but fixing this issue
isn't something we will see without any reverse engineering by people outside of Intel:
I'd dearly like to see something like ath5k's OpenHAL or prism54's FreeMAC for Intel wireless
cards, but I wouldn't have the foggiest idea about were to find information about the