On the LinuxWorld Floor
Join eWEEK.com Linux & Open-Source Center Editor Steven Vaughan-Nichols as he roams LinuxWorld.NEW YORKLike a contented beehive, New Yorks Javits Center is abuzz with happy LinuxWorld goers. SCO may be suing Novell and trying to lobby Congress in the cold (25 degrees in NYC) outside world, but such mere nuisances arent dampening the mood of the exhibitors inside. The first thing youll notice as you enter the LinuxWorld main hall are the exhibitors: Computer Associates, HP, IBM, Novell, Oracle ... oh, did I mention that this is a Linux show? Tux, the penguin, is everywhere, and so are the big-time corporate IT companies that support him. Let me say this again with feeling: Linux is now just as part of the computing mainstream as Unix or Windows.
Speaking of Windows, Microsoft has a booth in the show. On the first day of the show, however, it was shrouded with signs that youd be able to get the facts (about Linux) at 10:30 a.m. the next day. Isnt that just like Microsoft, big promises and a late delivery?