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LinuxPlanet: Real World Linux Showcases New Products, Strategies

May 01, 2003, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dee-Ann LeBlanc)

"Here in Toronto, the first Real World Linux conference is in full swing despite the overblown threat of SARS. Some speakers have canceled, and some of the exhibitors pulled out due to no-go orders from their companies, but attendance was still good and many of the major players are here.

"The focus here is Linux in business. It's a smaller show than what in New York City or San Francisco, but that doesn't mean that nothing interesting is happening. There are a number of product launches, particularly from Canadian companies, and some European vendors that are stretching into the North American market.

"Ontario-based TransGaming Technologies is using this event to launch a new face for their company. While TransGaming's focus is providing an environment for playing Windows games on Linux boxes, a number of their subscribers began attempting to run home and business applications under TransGaming's WineX. These users discovered that the programs ran under the gaming environment, or almost ran, and so TransGaming began receiving queries for helping various companies--including some from the Fortune 2000 set--to bring the Windows applications they can't leave behind into the Linux world..."

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