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[News] Cisco Tries to Make Friends with Linux Using New Router

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Cisco offers Linksys 802.11n router with Linux

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| The choice of Linux still allows for media sharing and, through USB storage, 
| can share media to any computer or other device that recognizes UPnP. 
| Security is also as advanced as other routers with a single-button Wi-Fi 
| Protected Setup link for those computers that support it. Cisco's latest 
| hardware should be available today and sells for $120.    


Cisco releases Linux-powered 802.11n router and media-server

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| At first glance that may not seem that interesting. But, this isn’t just a 
| new Wi-Fi router with Linux. Cisco, via its Linksys subsidiary has long been 
| offering users Linux-powered, hackable Wi-Fi routers like the WRT54GL. But, 
| this one also includes integrated Storage Link functionality that lets you 
| use inexpensive USB storage devices as NAS (Network Attached Storage) and a 
| built-in media-sharing server that Cisco says can handle video, photo, and 
| music sharing.      



Cisco AXP Contest Field Narrowed to Top 10

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| Companies are growing more comfortable with the concept of open source
| development, but they don't always approach it in the same way. Some try to
| build communities; some try to work in-house first then slowly branch out,
| and some just jump in with both feet and swim in the deep end from day one.


Them's Fightin' Words: Cisco Says HP-Microsoft Alliance Cuts Out Partners

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| Cisco Systems called out Hewlett-Packard's and Microsoft's $180 million
| unified communications and collaboration alliance, saying it leaves partners
| out of the loop and that neither company has the networking chops to support
| the solutions.


Cisco whinges about Microsoft-HP alliance



Cisco finds that it's not so easy working with Microsoft

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| Apparently Microsoft has "taken limited steps to share users' presence and
| availabilty information," for fear of losing its ability to own all of the
| client.  
| Someone should tell Chambers that in reality it's not so easy working with
| Microsoft.  


Cisco CEO Says Microsoft Screws Its Partners Everytime...Just Like Apple.

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| If partnering with Microsoft is not a win-win then it must be a win-lose…in
| Microsoft’s favor of course.


Cisco CEO: 'Microsoft Has Given Us a Three-Year Lead'

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| Microsoft has given us a three-year lead. And we've never lost a
| game when we've had a three-year lead... It's a battle we fully
| intend to win.


Microsoft's Worst Nightmare (Nope, Not Google)

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| The Cisco/Linksys drive into the home follows an absolutely miserable
| effort by Microsoft, which had a first-mover advantage but blew it in
| favor of its Xbox gaming play. Maybe Microsoft figured the timing just
| wasn't right. In any case, Microsoft angered a lot of digital home
| integrators who were hoping for some support to break open the
| market.


Cisco benefits as Microsoft keeps moving the goalposts

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| Forced between choosing between unified comms vendors, many users
| are reluctantly opting to use an alternative to Microsoft. Others,
| it seems, are a lot less disappointed.
| [...]
| The Microsoft partner confessed that Cisco is the preferred option. "Cisco
| has a better track record of consistency on upgrades. Whereas Microsoft?s
| new products can be a completely different kettle of fish from the last,"
| he said.


Cisco, Microsoft, Others Get Together On Security

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| Microsoft, Cisco Systems and the open-standards Trusted Computing
| Group each developed their own NAC approaches, which use a variety
| of software and hardware to boost network security.


Can Microsoft and Cisco Still Be Pals?

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| That puts it in direct competition with Microsoft, which is No. 2
| with its Live Meeting service. Microsoft's big push will come in
| June when it begins producing a host of products, including Microsoft
| Office Communicator 2007.


Why the world needs openness, not interoperability.

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| This NAC/NAP lovefest would be laughable if it weren't such
| a kick-in-the-teeth to the rest of the industry, enterprise IT, and
| all Internet users. A Cisco/Microsoft oligopoly stalls implementation,
| stifles innovation, and makes the network less secure. In this way, Cisco
| and Microsoft are standing in the way of progress.

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