companies and presenters from attending--not to mention dampening the locals' enthusiasm for being in large crowds.
This year saw a more accurate representation of Toronto's interest in Linux. After the two major local newspapers turned out issues with around nine
pages of Linux coverage in total, the previously so-so registration numbers skyrocketed to double last year's pre-registrations, bringing big smiles
to the convention staff's faces even as it sent them into a preparatory panic.