ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: In Search of Tux
May 28, 2005, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Amy Newman, Michael Hall)
"We generally enjoy trade shows. A chance to get up close and
personal with industry players, hear the latest buzz, and chat with
both end users and midlevel execs.
"The week's LinuxWorld Summit in New York City was no exception
and proved our Linux evolution thesis, yet again. We first
suspected change was afoot when we noticed the absence of much of
the usual Linux fan base that often crowds the press pool. Then we
noticed the crowd. The 100-plus attendees were an all-suit, no-tees
crowd, with exec types crowding Marriott Marquis conference space.
The exhibitors (who comprised much of the speaker pool) leaned
heavily toward companies specialized in Linux migrations..."