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LinuxWorld: What to expect at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo - Where Linux is whatever you want it to be

Jan 30, 2001, 08:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eileen Cohen)

"The vicissitudes that buffet the Linux industry these days -- be they shareholder lawsuits, consolidations, slumping earnings, or business strategies gone south -- have made no perceptible dent in the seriousness with which IT professionals approach opportunities to enhance their Linux awareness. Some 22,000 to 24,000 attendees are expected to descend on this week's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in New York -- pretty clear evidence that IT decision-makers more than ever crave business solutions that leverage the benefits of Linux and open source."

"Repeat attendees at the upcoming semiannual gathering of the Linux tribes will suffer only rare attacks of déjà vu. While the basic structure will mirror that of LinuxWorld shows past -- a day of tutorials followed by three days of conference sessions and exhibits -- the folks at IDG World Expo and conference chair Larry Augustin have hardly rested on their laurels. Each of the conference's six tracks (about 50 sessions in all) will offer plenty of up-to-the-minute information to inquiring minds."

"The Kernel/Cluster track, for example, features sessions on these hot topics du jour: high availability, Linux storage, mobile devices, journaling filesystems, and, of course, the 2.4 kernel (one session on porting device drivers to the new kernel, and another on 2.4's support for realtime signals). Other especially timely presentations include:

  • The KDE component technologies enabled by the KDE2.0 infrastructure (User Interface track)
  • Security tools and strategies (three sessions in the System Administration track)
  • Mozilla as a cross-platform application development framework (Scripting track)
  • Caching dynamic Web content (ASP/Web Serving track)
  • Enhanced Linux usability for consumers and businesses (Business/Legal Issues track)"

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