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FairfaxIT: LUV conquers all

Sep 07, 1999, 11:06 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nathan Cochrane)

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"Into the breach stepped a small contingent of Linux enthusiasts"

"IF you need an object lesson in what is abject about the IT industry, PC IT last week was the place to be."

"Noticeably absent from the show was Microsoft, as it girds for a big splash when it launches Windows 2000 in the next few months. It may be that the vacuum created by Microsoft's absence this year was in part responsible for most of the other big software and hardware names going MIA."

"Early delegates made bee-lines for the Linux Users Group of Victoria (LUV) stand, and the area remained busy most of the day. LUV, which has more than 700 members, has been rehearsing for its coming out for several weeks. The high-traffic LUV listgroup has been running hot with ideas for the show, ranging from the practical (installation tips), to pure eye-candy (the latest Quake3 test)."

"And on the Thursday Linux morning, the nearby Connect.com theatre was standing-room only as hundreds turned out to hear about Linux, what it is, and what it can do for their business."

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