LWN: Report from CeBIT, Days 1-4

Dan York gives a summary of Linux-related events at this year’s

“Welcome to CeBIT 1999, where the penguin rules! The big story
from this huge trade show is Linux – who is supporting it, who is
going to be supporting it, who is using it, and who isn’t. It has
been a very successful show for Linux!”

“Linux received several awards during the course of the

“By far the largest Linux announcement at the show was SAP’s
announcement that it’s R/3 software would now run on Linux. This
fact was broadcast as a case in point that Linux is “ready for the
enterprise” and generated a tremendous amount of media attention.
SAP also had demo stations for SAP on Linux running in the booths
of partners scattered all over the show, so it was hard to miss the
fact that they were now on Linux.”


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