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Linux World Expo, day 1

2004-08-03 20:01:08.481814+00 by Dan Lyke 5 comments

I'm struck most by the focus on the enterprise. Everyone here sees targeting enterprise infrastructure as the goal, with very little focus on, say, home users.

The Linux Mobile Alliance has a cell phone platform running Linux[Wiki] on a 300MHz ARM, with a reasonable display and digitizer.

I'm noting Emperor Linux because they sell preconfigured Linux[Wiki] laptops, and next time I'm looking for such a beast I think it'll be worth a small premium to get the kernel and asorted low-level modules fully configured.

Bruce Perens[Wiki] has a booth for his UserLinux, and while I was standing there I noticed that Conrad Oho[Wiki] was standing beside me with a "Fairfax, CA" address on his badge, so we got into a discussion about human powered vehicles. He wants to build a platform to work towards replacing automobile traffic, with the designs open sourced.

If you're here, either call my cell at 415-378-4594, or I'll probably be hanging around The Linux Show booth trying to get famous.

[ related topics: Free Software Wireless Open Source Bay Area Automobiles Pedal Power ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2004-08-04 00:00:55.546693+00 by: Shawn

I believe you mean http://www.userlinux.com/

#Comment Re: made: 2004-08-04 03:13:17.492289+00 by: Dan Lyke

You are correct. Fixed.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-08-05 00:46:21.479727+00 by: John Anderson

I'm struck most by the focus on the enterprise

That's how the last couple of East Coast LWEs were too: Selling To Suits Central. The only non-business usage representation was in the "Rookery", aka the Org Pavilion.

#Comment Re: made: 2004-08-05 07:28:15.244953+00 by: starbreeze

due to work circumstances, i was unable to make it. i've been told i can go tomorrow morning. will you still be there?

#Comment Re: made: 2004-08-05 18:59:45.581159+00 by: Dan Lyke

I'm here, 415-378-4594