[lug] san francisco chronicle coverage of linuxworld
bill_ehlert at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 17 02:56:40 MDT 2000
LinuxWorld Goes Mainstream
High-tech giants embrace free operating
Henry Norr, Chronicle Staff Writer
Wednesday, August 16, 2000
©2000 San Francisco Chronicle
Backed by a growing parade of computer-industry
heavyweights, the Linux movement rallied
yesterday in San Jose
for its biggest-ever trade show.
LinuxWorld Conference and Expo was in past
years the province mainly of little-known
and developers of the upstart computer-operating
but this year the show floor is dominated by
booths sponsored by the
likes of Compaq, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM
and even Sun Microsystems.
Notably but not surprisingly absent was
Linux, which is developed cooperatively by
developers around the world and available
anyone who wants to use it, is posing an
threat, at least in some markets, to
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