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CNN: CeBIT to focus on handhelds, Net connectivity

“Handheld computers, smart phones, and other Net-connected
devices are expected to make big news during this year’s mammoth
CeBIT 99, in Hanover, Germany.

According to industry insiders, vendors supporting the Linux
operating system are also likely to share the spotlight at the
show, which will take place March 18 to 24.

More than 650,000 technology enthusiasts and professionals are
expected to descend on Hanover’s Messe, or fairground, making the
show about three times bigger — in terms of attendance — than
Comdex, the biggest computer trade show in the United States.”

“Along with Net connectivity and handheld devices, the other big
stories at the show will include support for the Linux operating
system and year-2000 fixes, said Meta Group’s Spies.

Germany’s SAP, of Walldorf, for instance, will echo its
announcement made this week of support for Linux in its R/3
enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.”

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