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InfoWorld: Linux Alley is crowded but lacks applications

Mar 23, 1999, 10:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Lisbeth D'Amico)

"'Linux Alley' -- a cluster of stands from companies that have something to do with the open-source operating system -- has been the most popular street in town at the CeBit technology fair here, which draws to a close Wednesday."

"Visitors who want to see a demonstration of a new graphical tools set put out by Linux distributor Red Hat Software , for example, had to literally push and shove their way in, sometimes maneuvering around attendees involved in intense discussions with company representatives."

"The crowds here give evidence to the exploding demand for, or at least interest in, Linux. But looking at the handful of stands at CeBit, it appears that demand far outstrips the supply of Linux-based products, especially at the desk-top level."

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