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On the Scene at Linux World Expo 29

lisah writes "Though the exhibit floor at Linux World Expo in San Francisco has only just opened, conference attendees are already on the ground in full force. NewsForge's Robin 'Roblimo' Miller caught up with O'Reilly's Media editor Andy Oram, Novell's marketing honcho Justin Steinman, and Steven J. Vaughan Nichols of Ziff Davis Internet, among others, to get their take on what they hope to gain from this year's Expo. He also gives readers a peek at the new Linux-powered Nokia 770 Internet Tablet." Newsforge and Slashdot are both owned by OSTG.
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On the Scene at Linux World Expo

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  • Stating the obvious, once any industry or niche market starts having expos you can be assured that it is mainstream and it already has a large consumer base. Take AVN Expo for example.
    • I disagree with you logic, but Linux definitely has a large consumer base. The debate over desktop Linux has overshadowed the adoption of Linux in servers and embedded devices. For the latter two applications, there is no doubt that it is mainstream. Linux on the desktop has grown by leaps and bounds over the past 5 years and it is gaining in popularity every day.
  • by tygerstripes ( 832644 ) on Tuesday August 15, 2006 @10:32AM (#15910042)
    He also gives readers a peek at the new Linux-powered Nokia 770 Internet Tablet.


    Yes, but does it... oh never mind.
  • by andrewman327 ( 635952 ) on Tuesday August 15, 2006 @10:34AM (#15910060) Homepage Journal
    It is nice to see that LinuxWorld seems to be thriving. Although I am sure that we will get daily /. stories about the conference, the reletively slow first day still shows promise. Nokia's presence is a big boost, and their latest product looks like it is positioned to sell. Linux is big in the embedded devices market and is capeable on the desktop, so it seems natural to me that it should have a strong presence in the less-than-laptop market. This trend will grow much larger after Palm's software division releases its new version of the Palm OS [theregister.co.uk]
  • by TheRaven64 ( 641858 ) on Tuesday August 15, 2006 @10:40AM (#15910103) Journal
    He also gives readers a peek at the new Linux-powered Nokia 770 Internet Tablet."

    I have had mine for almost a year now. Some new firmware was released a month or so ago, but the device is certainly not new.

    • I have had mine for almost a year now. Some new firmware was released a month or so ago, but the device is certainly not new.

      What's interesting is that they were actually handing them out to media attendees at the press registration desk. If you got there early enough, they'd let you have one on loan to play with for the duration of the show.

  • I have one, and its a technical workhorse. From VoIP to web servers, anything can be made to run on this thing!
    • "Zaurus speaks! The stylus is good. The penis is evil. The penis shoots seeds, and makes blah, blah, blah... Go forth and organise your day."
  • ...but considering the exhibit floor doesn't open until 10am pacific time, I am surprised there are so many attendees there already. Since I am supposed to be there to man my company's booth, I hope the time machine is open-source and I can download a copy.
  • It's good to see that Linux finaly is going mainstream an no longer is a hidout for geeks. The picture of Robin Miller clearly proves this!
    • Sadly, it is true. None of these faces are going to ship a single product to the mainstream. Now, we all make fun of Bill Gates for that picture of him looking fruity lounging beside a computer from 198x, but hey- he eventually let his wife change his wardrobe.

      If we are holding our breath for linux to go mainstream, we darn well better get some plastic faced marketing guy up there trying to preah it, not the programmer. Sad fact of life.
  • Anyone else find it ironic that /. coverage of a LINUX conference is posted in an MS video format? Sheesh... Now I gotta go get flip4mac installed......
  • I walked the floor for around 3+ hours today and will probably go back tomorrow for a little while (I'm a glutton for punishment)...comments: 1) At least 70% focused on hardware, when I first started attending this WAS a software show 2) At least 30% of the smaller (both SW / HW) vendors at last year's show didn't "show" up this year -- and the replacement newbie's are probably one-timers at their first show 3) Companies that had had full booths in the past seem to have down-sized to "partner stations" at

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