Today is my day at Interact+IT for Linux Users of
I was hoping that the several years I've avoided such
things would make this more fun, but judging from
Skud's report it won't be
enough. Oh well.
Perhaps the LUV contingent will show up. Perhaps people
will ask good questions. Perhaps the stand will have a
machine with Unreal Tournament installed.
I really need to get XFree86 4.0 up and running on my
machine. That will probably be a good opportunity to rant
about nvidia for a bit.
Later: LUV's stall was hopping with LUVsters and
punters alike - a success, I'd say, and I had a good time.
The rest of the show was lamer than I'd expected, though.
Oddity of show goes to the two Acorn True Believers hawking
ARM/RISC OS point-of-sale boxes, showing off their custom
motherboard and talking about ATX power supplies that
couldn't cope with it sucking as little power as it does.
It struck me as sad in an Amigaesque kind of way - those
Archimedes boxes were so damn cool in 1988, but x86 has
triumphed over clever design with clever implementation
driven by huge volume sales.
Amigas, Archs and NeXTs are gone, and MIPS, PPC, and
Alpha seem to be going. ARM, MIPS and perhaps PPC will
survive in portables and embedded systems. Alpha, the only
performance contender left, has no such bolthole.