"Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, effortlessly upstaged Bill
Gates on the opening day of Comdex/Spring in Chicago
"Torvald's speech was not listed as one of the four official
keynotes, which included Bill Gates, SGI chairman Rick Belluzzo and
Cybercash's William Melton. And he was relegated to a much smaller
auditorium, an odd snub to the man at the centre of arguably the
biggest shift in the IT landscape this year: the meteoric rise of
Linux and of the Open Source software model."