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tekniklr
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From: New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Registered: Jun 2001

posted February 01, 2002 20:43     Click Here to See the Profile for tekniklr   Click Here to Email tekniklr     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ok, apparently this LInuxWorld was more 'businessy' than previous ones, and a bit less fun in comparison, but this is the first one I have ever been to and I thought it was loads of fun.

Of course, since I went on the last day, I didn't get to see any keynotes or special events (so I can't tell you how they were). Basically my expo pass allowed me to walk around and gather swag while listening to various sales pitches.

Speaking of swag:
http://www.terisolow.com/linuxworld/stuff.jpg
here is most of the cool stuff i got.

http://www.terisolow.com/linuxworld/poster.jpg
Here is an entertaing poster I got from HP. (reminds me of the old Maxell ads)

The biggest companies were (predictably) compaq, ibm, hp, et. al. and they typically had the best swag. Compaq basically ran the show, and hosted a gameshow (more of an interactive advertisement with prizes) which I got to play (and win/tie). Everybody had some pretty cool tech to show off (most unexpected was IBM's intelligent vending machine, powered by LInux, which gave out free water

Despite the more businessy feel this Linuxworld had, it was still really laid back- most companies had bean bag chairs set up for the presentations. The .org pavillion was great, too- I got to chat with people from the EFF (of which I'm a memeber), and a bunch of NY LUGS, among others.

http://www.terisolow.com/linuxworld/license.jpg

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SupportGoddess
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posted February 01, 2002 23:42     Click Here to See the Profile for SupportGoddess   Click Here to Email SupportGoddess     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds like you had a great time.

Loads of cool stuff too.

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Snaggy
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posted February 01, 2002 23:46     Click Here to See the Profile for Snaggy   Click Here to Email Snaggy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
hey cool!

Too bad that Nitrozac chick wasn't there at the Compaq booth this year.

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macadddikt18
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posted February 02, 2002 21:39     Click Here to See the Profile for macadddikt18   Click Here to Email macadddikt18     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Glad to hear you had a good time. Now if only i could have gone.
Nayt

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