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Alan Cox reports on LinuxWorld Expo

“2nd March 1999 will probably go down as the day proprietary
Unix really died.”

“The jaded opinion is “Comdex with novelty”. That is the “We
spent bazillions of dollars more than they did on our showpiece”,
don’t worry about our press releases, we leaked them all last week
show. Quote of the week “I mean – they put a tie on the
Penguin”.”

“Of course that’s only one cynical side of the story. Without a
doubt March 2nd 1999 has acquired a little place in computing
history. The first Linux tradeshow – as opposed to technical show –
hasn’t produced a single event that was an unexpected event, but
the scale of some of the announcements has been surprising.”

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