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Linux Journal: On the Scene at the Boston Desktop Linux Consortium

Nov 15, 2003, 01:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Linnell)

"Another sign of the acceptance of Linux in the enterprise and beyond, the first ever Desktop Linux Consortium conference was held outside of Boston this week, at Boston University's Corporate Education Center. Although widely covered in much of the specialist and general media, most of the conference coverage has focused exclusively on IBM's embracing of Linux on the desktop for its clients. That is a great headline, but it has overshadowed some other good news from the conference. This report is a overview of other parts of the conference and their newsworthy items. The sessions ran concurrently and had some scheduling conflicts, so it was impossible to visit all the breakout sessions. Some ran well over their allotted time, due to attendees piling on the questions to presenters.

"The fact there is such thing as a Linux Desktop conference is encouraging. This is doubly true when you consider the high caliber of presenters and some of the new technology that previewed at the conference. Most of the presenters focused on the enterprise angle, which From my vantage point is 100% true. Most enterprise IT shops have the UNIX skills and mindset to translate the advantages of open source and Linux into better IT for their companies..."

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