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FairfaxIT: Showtime for Linux

Mar 29, 1999, 19:29 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Cochrane)

"THE German technology fair, CeBIT, was last week awash with Linux and open source. From wearable computers running Linux, to Linux Alley in the US pavilion and Cobalt's MicroQube Linux-based plug and play servers, the buzz was that OpenSource had arrived."

"Nowhere was this more apparent than with the announcement that IT publisher Ziff Davis Germany had awarded the Innovation Award for Software to the open source K Desktop Environment (KDE)."

"Linux and other open source operating systems lack some of the services for new devices common to Windows and the Apple Mac. Major Linux distributors such as Caldera, S.u.S.E and Red Hat are yet to support wireless protocols such as Bluetooth, which enable network links over short distances between devices."

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