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The computer industry's main event

November 16, 1999
Web posted at: 3:21 p.m. EST (2021 GMT)

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(CNN) - Comdex/Fall '99 is the largest information technology trade show in the world. Computing professionals from around the world converge on the Las Vegas convention centers to listen to industry leaders and see the countless new products and technologies displayed by exhibitors.

This year's show was highlighted by mobile devices. The enigmatic Transmeta corporation, which includes Linux founder Linux Torvalds, revealed a little information about its upcoming Crusoe processor. The Bluetooth wireless networking technology made a debut, and Sony's deal with Palm opens the door to more integrated mobile computing.


Day 1 Day 2
Comdex: Gates emphasizes XML

Comdex: Net PCs, appliances take center stage

Converge on (and at) the 20th Comdex

• 3dfx announces Voodoo 4 and 5

• Corel launches desktop Linux

• Converge on (and at) the 20th Comdex

• Dick Tracy meets Star Trek

• Digital cameras for slim wallets

• HP's Fiorina: Net just isn't friendly enough yet

• George Lucas, Playstation 2 highlight Sony keynote at Comdex

• Windows 2000 reliable, says Microsoft

•  Internet audio on autopilot

• Users await the networked home

• Sony debuts MusicClip MP3 player

• Linux creator speaks about secret new project

Day 3 Day 4
• Corel CEO outlines Linux strategy

• Cisco head sees e-learning as next wave

• Gates sees forsees digital pictures in every home

• Inprise swamped by response from Linux developers

• Microsoft partners with Sony, BMG to battle MP3

• PC card offers cinema-like 3D sound

• Show opens window on post-PC era

• Comdex: Let StarOffice be free

• Novell's eDirectory spans platforms

• Rise eyes set-top and specialty boxes

• Acer, Widcomm team on Bluetooth devices

• Biometric solutions unveiled at Comdex

• Everex drops Windows CE product line

• Olympus's wide-screen headset

• Comdex: Panel upbeat on imaging's future

• Sun's McNealy delivers Microsoft jokes, predicts future

• Comdex: Mobiles to do more than phone home

• Red Hat ready to increase Linux service

• Be Inc. advances Net devices strategy

• Home networking options converging

Day 5
• Picturing the PC of 2020

• Comdex: Linux, Linux everywhere

• Comdex: Monitors show dual analog/digital skills

• Portable devices get wearable

• Xerox CEO banks on new technology

• The best and worst of Fall Comdex

• Speech tech comes to TV, handhelds

• Comdex: Cameras offer higher resolution, capacity

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