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InfoWorld: CeBIT: Wireless Net, Linux, Win2000 to take center stage

Feb 16, 2000, 18:24 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mary Lisbeth D'Amico)

"With some 7,500 exhibitors spread out over 408,839 square meters of floor space in 26 halls, the show can lay claim to the title of the world's largest IT event. Despite its mammoth size, however, the show maintains a distinctly German flavor. Although the exhibitors come from all over the world, with the Taiwanese contingent topping the list of international exhibitors, more than two-thirds of the 698,000 visitors that attended CeBIT last year came from Germany...."

"Linux also will boast its own pavilion this year, where users can chart vendors' progress in turning out applications based on the open-source operating system. Besides the likes of Red Hat Software and SuSE, lesser-known names such as Finnish Linux distributor SOT Finnish Software Engineering will be there. The company is showing the final English-language release version of its Linux distribution, promising that it will "dispel the myth of Linux as a server-only operating system," according to a company statement."

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