"A few weeks back, one of The Tolly Group's testing clients got
a fair bit of press when it announced test results showing that its
open source, Fast Ethernet router outperformed Cisco's 2821
Integrated Services Router.
"'Twice the performance at half the price:' The emergence of
enterprise-class, open source solutions is yet another chapter in a
'commodity' vs. 'special purpose' battle that has been raging for
several decades now. Well on its way to becoming IT's version of
The Thirty Years' War, the struggle has gone hot and cold over the
years--but it has never gone away..."
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