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eWeek: Linux Whirled

Jan 28, 2004, 01:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Spencer F. Katt)

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"Eeyaaaaaghaaa! The frozen Furball screamed, Dean-like, as he popped at long last through one of the few open entrances to the Big Apple's Jacob Javits Center for the LinuxWorld show. Limiting the number of accessible doors to the complex in lieu of beefed-up security must have seemed like a good idea at the time to some bean-counting event planner, but it just cried out 'low budget' to His Hirsuteness.

"Spence quickly thawed out, thanks to heat from the catfight among vendors such as HP, Novell and Red Hat, which have all indemnified customers against any fallout from SCO lawsuits. The companies took cheap shots at one another, each claiming to offer the best legal umbrella. As one rival exec described HP's offering as a cheap marketing stunt, another company said Red Hat's proposal wasn't worth the paper it was written on, while yet another vendor trashed Novell's plan by saying 'zero plus zero equals nothing.' 'I remember when LinuxWorld was a cozy community of eccentric enthusiasts,' mused the Mouser. 'Who let the suits in...?'"

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