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The Standard: Linux Makes Moves at Comdex

Nov 18, 1999, 23:46 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jason Krause)

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"The alternative operating system made its first serious inroads at Comdex two years ago. A group of Linux companies had gotten together and rented floor space in the back corner of the basement of the Sands Convention Center, away from the main show floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center. It was a humble start, and garnered little attention at the time."

"While the Linux Business Expo is still marginalized - its still not in the main convention area - it is much more visible now. Its real estate at the Hilton allows for larger booths and is only a short walk from the main floor...."

"But Torvalds admitted that Linux is still having a hard time making inroads on the desktop. And, while he promised that Linux will become more viable as an alternative operating system for handheld devices, it will be some time before it is small enough to fit on a cell phone."

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