May 13, 2002
All eyes on Linux
According to this ComputerWorld New Zealand report, a certain proprietary software giant was a no-show at this year's New Zealand ComputerWorld Expo in Auckland. "If Microsoft had shown up... it would have heard complaints about its Software Assurance licensing scheme. Instead, Linux reseller Bryce Coad had audiences eating out of his hand as he demonstrated the operating system running OpenOffice.org 1, a newly released equivalent of Microsoft Office.