My employer had a stand at CeBIT Sydney, so a car full of us developer types went up to have a sticky beak. It wasn’t really what I was expecting — the only other similar thing I had been to was MacWorld about 10 years ago — but was quite worthwhile. It’s amazing the amount of wireless hardware out there that people are pushing. It felt like about a quarter of the vendors there were selling wireless hardware of some form. I didn’t count the stands, but the telecomms area of the show was huge.

There were a lot of Windows machines there too. The only obvious Linux vendor I could find was a little booth in one of the corners. It was good though, it’s the first time I’ve seen Lindows / Linspire in the flesh. It’s a pretty blatant clone of Windows if you ask me.

My travel for OLS has been approved. Now to book some flights.