LinuxDevices: LinkSys Courts Linux Hackers with WRT54G"L"
Dec 02, 2005, 19:00 (9 Talkback[s])
"LinkSys last month switched the standard model of its
ubiquitous WRT54G wireless router from Linux to VxWorks, starting
with the 'series 5' version. Now, LinkSys is shipping a Linux-based
WRT54GL model that it says it created specially for Linux
hobbyists, hackers, and aficianados. The L version is identical to
the 'series 4' WRT54G units that Linux hobbyists have long enjoyed
hacking, according to the company.
"LinkSys's director of product marketing, Mani Dhillon, said
LinkSys made the switch because, as a more deeply embedded system,
VxWorks allowed the company to halve the amounts of Flash and RAM
in the device, while retaining similar functionality..."