San Francisco Chronicle: Linux Inc.
Aug 06, 2003, 02:30 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carrie Kirby)
Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame
"The accessory of choice at the LinuxWorld Expo used to be the
pocket protector. Now it's the power tie.
"In past years, exhibitors at this annual confab of the open
source software movement shifted from small startups trying to sell
their own versions of the free Linux operating system to the big
names in technology--Hewlett-Packard, Oracle, IBM. Even Microsoft,
whose bread and butter is directly threatened by Linux, gave in and
rented a booth.
"Most of those big companies sell versions of their products
tweaked to work with the free operating system. But more than ever
the show, which opens at the Moscone Center today, is attracting
businesspeople from companies that don't sell anything related to
"They just use it..."