Java News from Thursday, August 4, 2005

I'm at Extreme Markup Languages in Montreal this week. Deatiled coverage is on Cafe con Leche Even though this is not specifically a Linux, Mac, or open source show, Windows seems to be a definite minority platform at this conference. Roughly half the audience and speakers are toting PowerBooks. Among the X86 laptops, Linux might actually outnumber Windows. This mirrors what I've seen at other shows. If I were Microsoft, I'd be very worried. The people who come to these shows are the thought leaders who often tell other people what to buy when it comes time to upgrade.