Linux at COMDEX in IndiaDec 09, 1999, 08:20 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Emmett Plant)
By Emmett Plant Editor, Linux Today
I'm a really big fan of Indian food and culture, and now, with India embracing Linux, even more so. While India's COMDEX (taking place this week) is nowhere as large as the one in Las Vegas last month, there are still sessions devoted to Linux.
Here's a sample of the Linux offerings from the COMDEX-India schedule:
This all sounds great, but better yet, Jon 'maddog' Hall, will be a guest speaker.
Maddog's a very big fan of Linux integration worldwide, and if his recent travels are any indication, the man just loves Asia. His keynote is titled 'Take No Prisoners.' While SCO and Microsoft will also be represented at COMDEX-India, I'm willing to bet that maddog will be the star of the show.
One odd point, however, deserves to be brought up. On COMDEX-India's printed schedules, it lists a panel discussion called 'Why You Should Not Use Linux,' hosted by Vijay Mukhi, President of VMCI, Mumbai. But if you check the updated online schedule, this session has disappeared into the ether. I can't even find good Mr. Mukhi's name mentioned anywhere on the COMDEX site. Curious? I am, too. Was the panel pulled? Could it be... lack of interest? I'm merely postulating, of course, but this is COMDEX, and I can't imagine panels get cancelled willy-nilly.
So, if you're a Linux enthusiast, and you live anywhere near New Delhi, get to COMDEX and help get the word out about Linux. If current momentum continues, they may have a Linux Business Expo at every COMDEX worldwide!