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NetworkWorld: The pick of the Linux litter; readers' choices for Linux network products

Oct 16, 2000, 18:28 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Burns)

"To find out which Linux-based products are most popular with network professionals, we solicited online comments from our readers during a six-week period. Readers responded not with accolades for products shipped by traditional enterprise network giants, such as IBM and Novell, which have only recently joined the Linux fold. Instead, they pointed to products developed by companies and open source zealots that have historically not been enterprise players but have from early on hung their hats solidly on the Linux hook."

"Topping our list of useful products is a Linux-based Internet server appliance from Cobalt Networks called Qube 2, as well as its higher-end cousin the RAQ 4r, which is targeted at the ISP market. (Sun announced plans last month to buy Cobalt in a $2 billion stock swap to help bolster its growing server appliance business.)"

"Another product repeatedly nominated by Network World readers is Win4Lin, produced by NeTraverse of Austin, Texas. ... Two freeware stalwarts - the Apache Web server and the Samba Unix and Windows integration software - also made the list of most useful enterprise products that can run on Linux servers. ... Two network monitoring tools also made the list - the Multi-Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG) and NetSaint - both open source goodies."

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