LinuxWorld: NBase-Xyplex offers programmable device for customized services

“NBase-Xyplex this week will announce what analysts say is the
first router based on the Linux operating system.”

“The company will unveil the OSR8040, a 40G bit/sec, 18-slot
chassis with 10/100 Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet modules.
OSR8040’s Linux operating system brings a level of programmability
and flexibility to routing that proprietary operating systems —
such as Cisco’s IOS or Nortel’s BayRS — do not, analysts say.”

“Carriers and ISPs… like to write their own programs… Linux
will give them flexibility they’re not accustomed to with
proprietary router operating systems…”

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