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LinuxWorld: USENIX wrap-up - FreeBSD-Linux rivalry apparent at the show

Jun 26, 2000, 19:54 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

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"Here are impressions of the show floor, interviews with attendees -- both notable and anonymous -- and some insight into USENIX history."

"The general track was about traditional Unix platforms, vendors, and concerns. The FREENIX track (originally the Linux track) was about open source versions (or clones) of Unix. The invited talks track was made up of outside speakers invited to participate by USENIX, just as you'd expect."

"In addition to the various tracks, there were also BOF (birds of a feather) sessions and WIP (works in progress) sessions. Linus Torvald's evening session on the 22nd took on the air of a minikeynote."

"The USENIX conference has a rich history; it's been held annually for the past 25 years. I believe that the birth of the Linux catch phrase "world domination" is often attributed to a talk given at USENIX. Another year, a fellow named James Gosling did a WIP session on something called Oak, which you may be familiar with today under its current name, Java."

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