"Over the past 3 days, the Linux world has been in a
show-and-tell mood. Finally, the honeymoon is over and it's time to
reflect on what really happened here."
"With so many companies making a stand here, the convention hall
was literally bursting at the seams. The Expo will be in San
Francisco's Moscone Center next year to accommodate approximately 5
times more exhibits. Although all the big names made it to the
expo, there were some surprising no-shows. The most noticeable
absence was Transmeta. Yes, they're not really a Linux company, but
they do plan to run Linux on the appliances powered by their chips.
KDE didn't have an official booth, and the closest thing there was
a small booth for a company that works with KDE. Surprisingly,
Gnome had a big presence through Helix Code and Eazel's stations.
Countless other Linux companies were absent most likely because of
the lack of enough space."
"To complement the free-spirit nature of the exhibit floor,
tutorials were conducted through out each day to train on specific
topics ranging from Linux security to developing drivers. For the
most part, the trainers did a good job of laying out their subjects
in layman's terms so everyone could follow along. The most
interesting tutorial was on Linux 3D acceleration, which discussed
the future of OpenGL and Mesa. The most useful tutorial covered
tips on securing a Linux network."