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Linux.com: Comdex/Canada West 2000

Jan 23, 2000, 03:39 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Alami)

[ Thanks to Jeff Alami for this link. ]

"At the 1999 event, the Vancouver Linux User Group (VanLUG) was given a single 10 x 20 booth. It was swamped with people wanting to know more about Linux. The adjacent aisles were impassable. LUG members were constantly busy answering questions. The giveaway CD's ran out within the first 2 hours of the 3-day event."

"Needless to say that the Comdex organizers approached VanLUG and gave them more space for the next year. The Linux Showcase at Comdex/Canada West 2000 included several booths, a presentation area, and a VanLUG information booth. It was a runaway success."

"How much of a success? VanLUG signed up its 1000th member on Thursday. Easily the biggest LUG in Canada, VanLUG rivals the size of the world's largest LUGs. I am excited to see the overflowing aisles at the next VanLUG meeting, which by the way will be on Monday, January 24, at 7:30pm in the Telus Theatre at the BCIT campus."

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