"Dell might not be offering Linux pre-installed on its PCs yet,
but that doesn't mean you can't get Dell hardware for running a
Linux router. It's all in Vyatta's latest commercial release of its
routing software, which the company said is proof the open source
model can work where networking is concerned.
"Vyatta, an enterprise-grade, open-source router platform,
offers a number of enhancements in version 2.0 over the first
version, which debuted in July. For starters, there is a community
and a commercial edition, with the commercial edition offering
enterprise support options. The company also shifted from a plain
vanilla Linux base it built to a Debian GNU/Linux base for its
"The 2.0 version also includes VPN functionality, which had been
missing from previous iterations of Vyatta's router. Dave Roberts,
vice president of strategy at Vyatta, told internetnews.com that
VPN was one of the most asked for features from their
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