LinuxWorld was lame.  It was this really uncomfortable non-consentual sex act between geeks and suits.  Each group seemed to have serious resentment of the other.  On top of that, the exhibitors were simply boring.  I did have a very nice and interesting conversation with the guys manning the ReactOS booth, definitely piqued my interest, but other than that, it was pretty much a waste of time.  Actually, beyond that, it was plain boring.

I did run into , however, which was an unexpected surprise…  I haven’t seen him for like 6 years or something…  I met a bunch of his coworkers and we caught up.  While I wouldn’t say it’s that strange to meet a CSHer at LinuxWorld, it was still a bit of a surprise.

2 thoughts on “LinuxWorld

  1. That about covers what I’ve heard about LinuxWorld, that it’s more of a business conference than a technical one.

    If by chance you actually want to attend a technical Linux conference, check out OLS.

  2. While I’m somewhat disturbed by your (accurate) geek-suit-sex analogy, you’re right, it sucked. It’s gone down hill every year. I’ll still go next year if work gives me the day off paid though :-)

    I was talking to some suit about Linux+ certification and this guy comes up and just grabs my namebadge. I didn’t know what to make of it until I turned and it was you. Figured it might be an over-zealous suit trying to swipe my badge through their reader.

    In previous years every person you passed wanted to swipe your card. This year they didn’t even seem to care. I think the ultimate sign that LinuxWorld wasn’t something to talk about was the fact that Microsoft wasn’t even there.

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