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LinuxWorld: Cool new products at the Expo

Feb 02, 2001, 09:41 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joshua Drake)

"As I made my way to the back of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, I planned to grab the usual swag from some of the larger companies. A gentleman in a red suit was talking about Red Hat 7.0. A conference attendee asked why kernel 2.4 for Red Hat was not out yet. The response was classic, and I had to leave the booth for fear of causing a small scene. The red-suited man basically stated that they had not shipped the 2.4 kernel for their distribution because of the long list of bugs (eight pages, according to him) that 2.4.0 has been found to have. My question for Red Hat is, "If you have such stringent quality assurance, why did you ship Red Hat 7.0?..."

"I worked my way around the corner to some of the other vendors. Before I list them, I must announce one thing: Borland's Kylix is out. Yes, Kylix is out."

"If there is one thing that's hard to notice in the current Linux climate, it is embedded systems. I found a little gem called NeoLinux that is binary-compatible with Red Hat Linux. It can be a standard Citrix thin client, or you can run any number of Linux applications written for Red Hat Linux. NeoLinux also features remote update and management capabilities."

"I took a quick right turn and found myself at Helix Code. Oops, I mean "Ximian." Could they have picked a worse name? I grabbed a CD that contained GNOME 1.2 and all the updates as of Jan. 2, 2001. I can always use another coaster."

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