Cisco routers become less proprietary

Cisco appears to have revamped their products lines to take advantage of commodity hardware with compact flash and USB support in their new routers.  It was a huge inconvenience in the past when Cisco forced you to pay for proprietary flash memory at more than 100 times the going market price.

Cisco appears to have revamped their products lines to take advantage of commodity hardware with compact flash and USB support in their new routers.  It was a huge inconvenience in the past when Cisco forced you to pay for proprietary flash memory at more than 100 times the going market price.  It was also extremely difficult to manage firmware upgrades.  Cisco customers can now do things the cheap and easy way.