ZDNet: Linux Spreads To Network Gear

“The open source code movement, which has prompted a flood of
manufacturers to unleash their proprietary hold on dozens of
operating systems and applications, has spread to the network
equipment arena.”

“NBase-Xyplex … today unveiled a backbone router for carriers
and Internet service providers that is based on the latest version
of the Linux operating system …” The OSR 8040-L … is designed
to provide ISPs with the ability to easily optimize their networks
to offer subscribers advanced services, such as virtual private
networks and priority delivery services.”

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