Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Mar 2006 21:20 UTC, submitted by John Mills
IBM During a presentation on IBM's involvement with Open Source, Andreas Pleschek from IBM in Stuttgart, Germany, who heads open source and Linux technical sales across North East Europe for IBM made a very interesting statement. "Andreas Pleschek also told that IBM has cancelled their contract with Microsoft as of October this year. That means that IBM will not use Windows Vista for their desktops. Beginning from July, IBM employees will begin using IBM Workplace on their new, Red Hat-based platform. Not all at once - some will keep using their present Windows versions for a while. But none will upgrade to Vista."
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RE: Yeah it will be huge...
by Conan on Tue 7th Mar 2006 23:13 UTC in reply to "Yeah it will be huge..."
Conan
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2006-03-07

Yeah. I own one of the new WRT54Gs. It's absolutely atrocious. Literally stalls out completely about every 10 minutes, can't handle any load at all, and doesn't deal well with other linksys APs operating nearby.

Check around - there are reports of problems with the new models all over. It is literally unusable for a significant amount of the people who buy it. Heck, I couldn't even listen to a streaming radio station for more than 5 minutes until the december firmware patch.

This is not the level of quality I usually expect from linksys - I've owned several other routers by them, including an earlier model WRT54G from before the change, and they've been great - but this one will be replaced as soon as its convenient.

I don't know whether the change of OS or the hardware reductions are what caused the problems, but I can definitely say that it wouldn't be a product I'd use as an example of Linux's inferiority.

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RE[2]: Yeah it will be huge...
by edwdig on Tue 7th Mar 2006 23:34 in reply to "RE: Yeah it will be huge..."
edwdig Member since:
2005-08-22

I've got the new version of the 54GS. Haven't had any problems with it. My only complaint is they allow port forwarding to specific IP addresses, however, there is no way to ensure what IP address a specific computer will get.

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RE[3]: Yeah it will be huge...
by Conan on Wed 8th Mar 2006 00:11 in reply to "RE[2]: Yeah it will be huge..."
Conan Member since:
2006-03-07

I'm glad you aren't having any problems. Unfortunately there are quite a few of us out there who do (though I've heard of more problems with the G than the GS).

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