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What is actually tomato linux ?

asked Jul 31, 2016 in Computer Science - IT by linux
edited Aug 2, 2016 by ppk | 500 views
i assume it should be tomato firmware based on linux core

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Firmware is a software program that is coded in ROM (Read Only Memory) of a device , usually at time of manufacturing the device , We have generally firmware for smartphones , washing machines and other electronic devices.

Example of firmware UI (User Interface) used in camera is shown below :

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Now , about "tomato" is a firmware particularly for routers , they are partially free and based on linux.Tomato firmware has good user interface which helps to monitor bandwidth usage in networks.

A screen from tomato firmware :

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You can find wikipedia comparison on such firmwares here

answered Aug 2, 2016 by ppk (434 points)
edited Aug 2, 2016 by ppk