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LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: When the Mouse is An Anathema

Apr 10, 2001, 13:19 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"...Don't bother coming up here," he warned. "There's nothing here."

"Curious, I pressed him for details. I knew Spring COMDEX was not as big as the Vegas event, but I was surprised to hear that the entire show had been shoe-horned into the smallest exhibition hall McCormick Place has to offer. The other halls were filled with a waste management convention."

"Linux Business Expo, the bastard child of COMDEX, had already been canceled, but there were only a dozen or so Linux-related booths in COMDEX proper. When VA Linux CEO Larry Augustin gave his keynote speech, only 50 people showed up to hear it. I'd give better than even odds that most of them were investors wondering where their money went."

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