Pretty interesting day today. Beginning of the new NFL Season and a lot of changes in the technology space happening. The HP and Compaq thing seems very interesting. I have never been with a large company that did this but a smaller one I was once with (not Linuxcare :) ), took 3 months to just sort out all the operational issues.
I spent the day playing with my IPAQ running Familiar LInux and the QPE environment. Pretty nifty stuff. There are so many different distributions and looks one can get to. One of the ones I want to try this next week is Intimate Linux running on a IBM Microdrive. You can still boot Familiar Linux but you get a gig to place with! And you can "apt-get" the packages. You can even go to unstable.
At the recent Linux world show we showcased a IPAQ running QPE 1.31 and gave it away at the end. Everyone that saw it seemed pretty positively impressed. I have read a lot of accounts about this year's LWE. Some say "better"; some say "smaller". Others different things. It seemed to me that a few of the usual vendors pulled out and left the show kind of different so to speak.
A little birdie told me that this should be a very interesting week :)