LinuxPower: eLUG Vendor Fair: eLinux Invites Southern California LUGs

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“The June 2000 issue of Linux Magazine lists eLinux.com as one
of the Top 100 websites for Linux in the “Shopping” category. It is
a relatively new online shopping website for Linux products run by
Creative Computers, Inc. who also run the PCMall and MacMall
websites. On Saturday, May 20, eLinux had organized an event called
the “eLUG Vendor Fair” in Torrance, CA. The event, held in the
Creative Computers’ office building, was meant to bring in Linux
vendors and 13 Southern California Linux User Groups.”

“Fourteen Linux vendors participated in the event. Two Linux
distribution manufacturers were present. MandrakeSoft, the makers
of the Mandrake distribution, had the latest beta version of their
distribution running on a laptop for visitors to try out and were
giving away free Mandrake 7.0 CDs. (I didn’t know that Mandrake has
changed its logo; the hat and wand have disappeared.) TurboLinux,
the other distribution participating in the event was also giving
away free CDs. I heard about their EnFuzion product. EnFuzion is
used to set up large computing clusters for applications in
aerospace, bio-information, ecological modeling, and other
computation-intensive tasks.”

“Moving across the hallway, I went from the world of clustering
to that of embedded Linux appliances. Aplio was displaying its
Aplio/Pro appliance, a sleek standalone device that allows you to
make free telephone calls over the Internet. It does not require a
computer. They had a demo set up with two telephones connected to
Aplio/Pro devices that in turn were networked together. If you have
the bandwidth, you can use the Aplio-connected phone while surfing
the Web at the same time. Aplio promises true telephone-quality


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