Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Mar 2010 00:13 UTC
In the News Cisco Systems says it will make a major announcement on Tuesday, news that the technology giant says "will forever change the Internet". Shares of Cisco gained 3.65% to close at $26.13 Monday, hitting a new 52-week high of $26.36 intraday, as some analysts speculated that the tech giant is rolling out new gear to help wireless phone companies cope with rising video Web traffic. Cisco had sent out invitations to analysts and the media for a "significant announcement" that it says "will forever change the Internet and its impact on consumers, businesses and governments". Let the speculation begin!
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CISCO Announcement
by hackus on Tue 9th Mar 2010 03:12 UTC
hackus
Member since:
2006-06-28

I can think of several things:

1) CISCO introduces security technology to forever block open source protocols and systems from ever connecting to the future internet.

2) CISCO pays off homeland security to make legislation that only allows certain configurations of hardware and software to connect to the internet, which also by the way must be licensed by the FCC.

3) They introduce a new proprietary protocol, patented that is only available to select businesses that can afford to buy it, which by the way is required if you want to hook up to internet 2.

-Hack

PS: CISCO SUCKS ARSE

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RE: CISCO Announcement
by DrillSgt on Tue 9th Mar 2010 05:50 in reply to "CISCO Announcement"
DrillSgt Member since:
2005-12-02

I can think of several things:

1) CISCO introduces security technology to forever block open source protocols and systems from ever connecting to the future internet.

2) CISCO pays off homeland security to make legislation that only allows certain configurations of hardware and software to connect to the internet, which also by the way must be licensed by the FCC.

3) They introduce a new proprietary protocol, patented that is only available to select businesses that can afford to buy it, which by the way is required if you want to hook up to internet 2.

-Hack

PS: CISCO SUCKS ARSE


LOL

Now why would Cisco hurt itself by doing that? They *use* nothing but open protocols and such...

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RE[2]: CISCO Announcement
by strcpy on Tue 9th Mar 2010 08:54 in reply to "RE: CISCO Announcement"
strcpy Member since:
2009-05-20


Now why would Cisco hurt itself by doing that? They *use* nothing but open protocols and such...


Apparently because


PS: CISCO SUCKS ARSE


The FOSS intelligence strikes again.

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RE: CISCO Announcement
by marcp on Tue 9th Mar 2010 15:54 in reply to "CISCO Announcement"
marcp Member since:
2007-11-23

CISCO ARE ARSELOCKERS, they will eventually lock your arse down! we will all end up with locked-down arses!

Now, seriously: your scenario sounds bit paranoid to me.
This won't probobly ever happen. Why? because we have many environments, which cannot be tight by some business model in ANY way, i.e academics, opensource, healthcare, military sector. They just can't afford an IT dependance and they will never agree to such form of trade.

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