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Highlights from LWCE Boston

Feb 16, 2005, 22:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Cabana, Andy Oram)

OSNews: LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in Boston

"A week ago a co-worker of mine showed me an advertisement of the LinuxWorld Conference in Boston from Feb 14-17th at the Hynes Convention Center. What a way to kick off Valentines Day week with a little geek-fest. I never went to an expo before so I thought it would be great fun to meet the companies and people responsible for Linux.

"The community of Linux is a lot like a bunch of Mac lovers going to an Apple expo and many of the folks were more than happy to answer questions, give advice or random chats about our love for the technology..."

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ONLamp: Penguin Bowl Results and Other LinuxWorld Happenings

"While a few companies at LinuxWorld Expo base their business on offering Linux, and a few more on offfering software that runs on Linux, a hefty number operate within the larger computing ecosystem of which Linux a part. For instance, Linux is brought within the mission-critical task of storage and backup by such companies as Arkeia and BakBone Software. This year I noticed a new micro-industry at LinuxWorld: Windows-to-Linux migration. Scads of books are coming out on the subject, and now some vendors are cleverly figuring out how to package up the tasks available for automation, mostly migrating all the little things such as customized dictionaries and calendar entries that one builds up in application-specific data stores over the years..."

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