"At Spring Comdex in Chicago, Linux was scattered around the exhibit floor in addition to the cluster under the Linux pennant. There were quite a few embedded and handheld Linux items in addition to the expected Linux software booths.
- Identifiable small Linux things:
- The Agenda PDA had high visibility.
- In the Korean booths, HNT was showing several tiny Linux machines in their Exilien line, using Linuette from MIZI. I won't call these multimedia devices a PDA.
- Hacker & Packers had Linux inside their web pad design.
- Up front, Century Software was showing their embeddable Linux on some Compaq iPaq handhelds, although their WebMedia (not yet on their web page) is aimed at larger appliance-sized devices.
- Milletech was showing a WinCE or Linux webpad prototype.
- Tuxia was tucked in the NEC area with their settop/webpad/thin client software.
- Lineo featured tiny boxes, although their line ranges up to high-capacity clusters.
- The assorted Linux items that caught my eye:
- Appgen was showing their personal-to-Fortune range of accounting applications.
- ACCPAC has some of their accounting modules on RedHat.
- FreeDesk.com was showing their collection of web/Java based services and applications.
- Equinox was showing the Linux label due to Linux support for their multiport serial/modem line.
- Linux support in the distributed machine control system *this, which is generalizing proprietary industrial control equipment.
- Starnet X-Win32 helps an unstable desktop access your stable server windows.
- neTRAVERSE was running MS-Windows 95/98 apps within Linux.
- A GeekCruises.com brochure for a Fall Linux Lunacy cruise was floating about.
The overall Comdex exhibit area seemed smaller than two years ago, with Waste Expo taking the south hall this year. But maybe the way the space between the three buildings was arranged was deceptive."