Slashdot has a man on the scene, making timely reports from Comdex. Here's report numero uno: Just finished seeing Bill Gates keynote address to open the convention. It was basically a showcase of Windows 98, with a few wry, pithy comments about OS/2, Sun, and Oracle's NCs on the side. If you don't like Microsoft's Internet Explorer, you're not going to like Win 98. The IE interface has been expanded from 4.0 to cover the help system, and become an integral part of Windows. Microsoft has a white paper which outlines the address. Bill was forced to pay for his comments later, when his Win 98 machine crashed during a demo. That's about all from here. I'm headed over to the North wing to review the Linux Pavillion.