I was at the Linux Expo 2008 in Olympia on Friday the 24 th of October. And the first thing I noticed was the strong Canonical/Ubuntu presence. Now there have been several arguments about the role canonical is taking in the Linux world in terms of it being a monopolistic force. For me it's very simple: In that, as I sit here on the floor of the National Hall in Olympia writing this I think to myself how easy it is to use Ubuntu Linux. This is not to say that other distributions are difficult to use, it's all about first impressions. I was impressed the first time I used Ubuntu and that is the bottom line. And I am willing to bet that that has been the experience of a lot of other Ubuntu users out there. I have had the support of a very open community and in a nutshell the support of a very good product. I digress, this post was initially about the Linux expo itself. It seems a bit quiet on the uptake – there are not that many people here as we probably would have liked but there was still a decent turn out. [caption id="attachment_96" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Debian was also represented"]Debian was also represented[/caption] [caption id="attachment_95" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Some other Open Source Stands"]Some other Open Source Stands[/caption] [caption id="attachment_94" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="With a couple of the Ubuntu-uk podcast guys."]Ubuntu Stand at the Linux Live Expo
With a couple of the Ubuntu-uk podcast guys.[/caption]