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[News] Storage and Networking Now With Free Software

  • Subject: [News] Storage and Networking Now With Free Software
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 16 May 2010 23:00:47 +0100
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Buffalo Technology embraces opensource firmware

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| Buffalo Technology which makes good WiFi 
| routers has decided to use open source 
| firmware. Instead of their own firmware, they 
| are going to be using DD-WRT instead.


Open Source Deduplication: Ready for Enterprises?

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| Now we're seeing the next evolution in data 
| deduplication technology, open source 
| deduplication, with several established open 
| source storage vendors (Bacula, Nexenta, 
| Sun/Oracle and Zmanda), as well as some new 
| players like Opendedup, challenging proprietary 
| solutions and literally giving away the 
| technology.



DD-WRT to power Buffalo Wi-Fi routers

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| Buffalo Technology has announced that it will
| be using the free DD-WRT Linux-based
| alternative open source firmware in several of
| its upcoming consumer and small business
| wireless routers, including the WZR-HP-G300NH,
| WHR-HP-G300N and WHR-HP-GN. Discussing the new
| partnership, Ralph Spagnola, vice president of
| sales at Buffalo Technology, said that he
| considers the move to be a "natural evolution,"
| adding that, âWith DD-WRT, we now deliver
| professional grade solutions at entry-level
| pricesâ.


Open Source Routers Are Worth Considering

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| When you buy a computer today, you choose
| between the consumer-friendly platforms of
| Windows or Mac. Alternatives such as Linux are
| completely ignored.
| The kernel of the Linux operating system is
| "open source," meaning that no company owns or
| controls it completely. Commercial software
| packages are built around the Linux kernel
| (such as Red Hat), but the core platform
| remains free for anyone to revise, modify, and
| authenticate.
| Many folks are leery of open source software
| because society is programmed to embrace
| products from companies like Microsoft and
| Apple. Linux is universally celebrated for its
| rock-solid performance and stability, but it
| requires a little more effort to find layman-
| like support and help.


GNU/Linux: Replacing a Dead Router with a Linux System

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| Enter an old Dell Dimension XPS R400 PC that has
| been gathering dust in the closet. It has an
| 80GB Western Digital IDE drive, a Startech
| 10/100 NIC and 192MB of RAM in it. I received
| this old PC from a client that bought a new,
| custom built system from my company in October
| 2007. He no longer needed the Dell and was just
| going to trash it. Instead I convinced him to
| let me wipe the drive, install Mandriva 2008 on
| it and try to sell it on eBay. It did not sell
| when I listed it. The client did not want it
| back, so I just stuck it in the IT junk closet
| with several other old systems and flaky
| monitors. I decided to make this old Dell PC
| into my ânewâ router. Since it already has
| Mandriva 2008 on it I figured I could use that
| to get routing going and then upgrade the
| Mandriva later.


OpenWrt Kamikaze 8.09.2 for network routers

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| OpenWrt Kamikaze 8.09.2 is released. This is a
| Linux distribution for network routers, like
| the Linksys WRT54G, or the Asus WL-500g and a
| lot of other routers. This distribution adds a
| lot of new functionality to routers, like
| improved ipv6 functionality.

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