I wanted to go to Linux World but the company wouldn't take the ball and
chain off the leg and I couldn't drive up. :(

Thanks for the insight.

Adam Lang
Systems Engineer
Rutgers Casualty Insurance Company
http://www.rutgersinsurance.com
----- Original Message -----
From: "Don" <dr2@cssas400.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, January 30, 2002 10:06 PM
Subject: Re: Goodbye/400: Adam Long's reply...


>
> Adam,
>
> good comments.
>
> I spent the whole of today  in NY City at linux world.  Very well run
> conference and expo...COMMON could learn alot from them in the expo
> area...
>
> The expo and attendance was much lower than I had expected...
>
> I was surprised to see the lack of major application system providers in
> the expo...most of them seemed tobe hardware, development tools and other
> misc development/developers...as well as Red Hat, HP, Intel, IBM, most of
> the NYC area linux UG's....even Sharp was demo'ing the new palm units
> running linux...
>
> And, I was also surprised to hear that SAP has been live on linux for some
> time....also surprised were many of the vendors/developers who had earlier
> in the day confirmed that the big software houses were still "testing the
> waters"...I actually found the linux update from the IBM SAP rep at the
> IBM booth as SAP didn't have a presence there of their own....neither did
> JDE, Lawson, Seibel, etc....
>
> And, the IBM booth(s) had both a 270 and a 820(albeit, not the currently
> announced version...with linux)
>
> Alot of concensus was that even though you don't see what we would
> consider mainstream software packages, that the major houses were
> definately in the testing the waters phase, if not in the R&D phases.
>
> Thanks...
>
> Don in DC





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