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The first ever Linux World Conference and Expo was a total blast! Billed by many as a grandiose "sweet sixteen" for the darling open source operating system, the fun never ended.

I attended two days of tutorials and three days of conference sessions. I also perused the expo floor which was occupied by dozens of "Linux businesses" and organizations.

Some fond memories of the LWCE include Linus Torvald's keynote presentation and "Bill Gates" revealing that Linux was actually created by a clone he made of himself which was accidentally bitten by a radioactive penguin. At the Linuxcare party, some excellent music was performed by Man or Astroman. Some very lively, albeit, controversial, discussion ensued in the panel discussion about the future of Linux which included Richard Stallman, Guido Van Rollum, Larry Wall, Linus Torvalds, and Eric Raymond.

All in all, it was a very educational and fun experience.

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