What is it all about?
From February 10 until 12 1999 the Internet-Expo takes place in Oerlikon
(Zurich, Switzerland). Oracle
Switzerland GmbH. has invited us to present Linux and Oracle on
Linux at their booth. It was impossible for us to say "no".
So, we are a partner of Oracle for the iEX. Clearly, our presence
is due to Oracle and would not be possible without them, thanks.
What we are going to present
At our booth, two members of the Linux User Group Switzerland will
present a heterogeneous network to interested visitors. Obivously,
this network will rely on Linux servers and have different clients
(such as Windows or Macs for instance). An other part of the
presentation are the desktop applications for Linux.
These demonstrations are based on our concept whose main parts are:
- show the possibilities of Linux as a server in a heterogeneous
network und give informations concerning stability, platform
independence etc. for people making decisions on IT matters. More
specific, we want to show the potential of Linux in areas like
In order to make this demonstrations more colorful, we intend to
show a poster (there is a draft
available) displaying a sample network. A poster can not hold
to much information, therefore, this picture will be on our
internal web server too and there will be info pages behinde (try
it out; you can click on it).
- databases: Oracle,
- web server: Apache,
- file and print server for Unix, Windows and Macintosh: Samba
- Linux as a firewall and router responsible for the connection
to the Internet; this is accomplished on kernel level,
- the upcoming strengths of Linux on the desktop of an ordinary user
with applications like:
These two main topics should be surrounded by a discussion and the
distribution of free evaluation CDs.
Last but not least, we will introduce the LUGS to interested
people. In order to do so, there will be copies of our journal with selected articles on Linux for
What we wear
Everybody working on the Linux presentation at the fair will wear a
special shirt. People not taking part can order such a shirt, only
delivered after the fair.
If you have question or remarks concerning the presentation
of Linux at the fair, contact Norbert Kümin,
For questions or remarks concerning these web
pages, contact Philipp
Frauenfelder <email@example.com>, especially if the
english is bad (which certainly is).
Apparently, there won't be any free tickets.
This text is also available in german.