Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Shows Don't Have to Be Big to Be Useful

Filed under
Linux

For those of you who might not believe in an supreme entity, I think I have proof not only that there is such a Deity, but that He has a sense of humor as well.

My evidence? Picture, if you will, the Ohio LinuxFest nestled snugly within the huge confines of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, all 750 guests hellbent for leather on learning all that is good and Linux. As you might imagine, a large portion of these attendees were of the geek and nerd end of the spectrum, much more so than at a larger trade show like LinuxWorld or the Open Source Business Conference, where a large portion of the crowd are suits or people who look uncomfortable in anything but.

So imagine such a collection of individuals sharing the same convention center with, I kid you not, the Top Talent Star Model Search. Meeting. Get-together. Thingie.

When I went to the food court for lunch, I was amazed to see huddled masses of male Linux folk huddled in conspicuous places, staring open-mouthed at all of the women. It was like the worst cliché come to life.

Full Story.

A Whole Lot of Linux In One Day

Further coverage in, Ohio LinuxFest 2005 - A Whole Lot of Linux In One Day.

----
You talk the talk, but do you waddle the waddle?

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

More in Tux Machines

Why open source could be IBM's key to future success in the cloud

Do those same developers need IBM? Developers certainly benefit from IBM's investments in open source, but it's not as clear that those same developers have much to gain from IBM's cloud. Google, for example, has done a stellar job open sourcing code like TensorFlow and Kubernetes that feeds naturally into running related workloads on Google Cloud Platform. Aside from touting its Java bonafides, however, IBM has yet to demonstrate that developers get significant benefits for modern workloads on its cloud. That's IBM's big challenge: Translating its open source expertise into real, differentiated value for developers on its cloud. Read more

Top 8 Debian-Based Distros

Most people tend to forget that despite Ubuntu's success over the years, it's still just a distro based on another distro - Debian. Debian on its own, however, isn't really well suited for newer users...hence the explosion of distros based on Debian over the recent years. There are lot of great choices for Linux users. Which one is best for you? Read more

Compact, rugged IoT gateway offers dual GbE with PoE

Inforce has launched a $250 “Inforce 6320” IoT gateway that runs Linux on a quad -A53 Snapdragon 410, and offers WiFi, BT, GPS, HDMI, USB, -30 to 85°C support, and dual GbE ports with PoE. Inforce Computing’s $250 Inforce 6320 is a compact (170 x 95 x 42mm) IoT gateway that runs Ubuntu Core (Snappy) and Debian on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410E. Inforce promises “periodic upstream kernel based BSP releases [that] include in-depth documentation along with a host of royalty-free software.” The Debian BSP includes LXDE, drivers for all available interfaces, as and access to the Inforce TechWeb tech support services. Read more

Today in Techrights