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ReactiveLinux.com: Oakland Linux Showcase: The Short and Dirty Version

Nov 13, 2001, 12:18 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Woody Hughes)

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"I turned to my co-workers, Abby and Sheila, and I said, "Uhmmm, this has got to be the smallest Linux show I've ever been to."

And it was. I walked into the West wing of the Marriot Center and I found a security guy sitting on a chair. Note: The letter, "a". That's one letter--meaning, "one" person. You're kidding right? Nope.

The floor (if you want to call it that) was lined up with two things--computers, and exhibits. That's it. And the saddest part of this whole show (or the lack of) was that there were more computer terminals, on the floor, than exhibits. Who were the big players you ask? Heh, well, Compaq and HP were there. That's it. Red Hat was there, but all that they had was a table, with a Red Hat table cloth draped over it. I went to chit-chat with the guy manning the table because he looked pretty darn bored. Come to find out, he was there to evangelise Stronghold, Red Hat's secure alternative to Apache."

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