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Turris Omnia Is a Linux-Based Powerful Open Source Router That Updates on the Fly

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Turris Omnia is a new open source router that comes with powerful hardware and a Linux distro based on OpenWRT. It’s a smashing hit on Indiegogo, and there is still time to get one.

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today's howtos

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