August 14, 2006

Welcome to LinuxWorld Expo (videos)

Author: Robin 'Roblimo' Miller

LINUXWORLD EXPO, SAN FRANCISCO - The latest San Francisco edition of the most popular U.S. business-oriented Linux event got going on Monday, August 14. Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier and I are covering it for NewsForge and Linux.com. Not a lot happened on the show's first day, so I wandered around and asked a number of people, "What do you expect from LinuxWorld this time around?"The exhibit floor opens Tuesday (tomorrow), so things started out a bit slowly. Let's go live to the front of San Francisco's Moscone Center, where our anchorbeing Robin 'Roblimo' Miller (i.e. me) starts off our LinuxWorld coverage with a hearty welcome -- at least if you're a "business professional" and 18+ years old.
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Next, let's go to the press room, where Nokia's Camilla Gragg and several coworkers are busily showing off the Linux-powered Nokia 770 Internet Tablet.

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After looking at the Nokia device (very cool; I wouldn't mind having one), I chat briefly with James Gray from Linux Journal.

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...and get a few words from O'Reilly Media editor Andy Oram.

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Next, Novell marketing honcho Justin Steinman tells us why we should use his company's Linux offerings:

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Meanwhile, not all the action is inside. A recruiter is holding a sign outside the Moscone Center (where the show is being held), hoping to meet applicants with Linux experience.

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Back inside, Steven J. Vaughan Nichols of Ziff Davis Internet tells us what he expects from LinuxWorld Expo this time around:

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We'll have more LinuxWorld Expo video and text coverage all week, so stay tuned...

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