Open Systems World/FedUNIX '95

The show included the second annual Linux Conference, sponsored by Linux Journal, which featured a day of informative sessions and tutorials and a one-day class for novices and intermediate Linux users.

Open Systems World/FedUNIX '95 was held the week of November 13 at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. The show included the second annual Linux Conference, sponsored by Linux Journal, which featured a day of informative sessions and tutorials and a one-day class for novices and intermediate Linux users. The first day covered several topics, including an introduction to Linux, building a World Wide Web site with Linux, and porting to Linux. The one-day class, entitled “Linux for the New User”, was taught by the Editor of Linux Journal, Michael K. Johnson.

The trade show ran for two days following the Linux conference. Most of the Linux-related companies were in the same area and received a lot of traffic. The overall feel of the show was that Linux was one of the “hottest” topics and that we needed to work together to ensure the success of the “better” system.

Caldera had one of the largest Linux-related booths and was situated towards the center of the show floor. Open Systems World also set up a 40'x40' “Linux-Lounge” next to the Digital booth consisting of three cocktail tables surrounded by chairs where people could sit and talk about Linux. Whenever I passed the Linux Lounge, it was packed with people doing just that.

Although Open Systems World/FedUNIX occurred in Washington, DC during a federal government shutdown and the same week as Comdex in Las Vegas, it looked as though the Linux Conference was a success, and we are looking forward to next year.

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