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" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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