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LinuxWorld: Impressions from ALS

Oct 25, 2000, 23:42 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

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"Joe talks to "maddog" Hall; checks out Inprise's new Linux RAD tool; answers the question, "What's AOL doing at a Linux show?"; and mixes with the innovative and altruistic geeks that make open source work."

"The ALS is not the biggest or most hyped Linux show, but it is the best one I've attended. Unlike LinuxWorld Expo -- the biggest and gaudiest show -- ALS is about Linux, not the companies scrambling to make money from Linux. And because Linux is about community as much as software, the ALS is definitely a people show (albeit geeky people)."

"The crowd seemed almost evenly split between the exhibit hall floor and the technical presentations. As with most Linux shows, all the big names were present: VA Linux, Red Hat, SuSE, IBM, Sun, HP, and so forth. But they didn't dominate the show."

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