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Conference on Freely Redistributable Software was first engineering conference solely dedicated to free software. Linus Torvalds and Richard Stallman were keynote speakers at the 1996 conference. The Finnish wunderkind proved himself to be a charming, affable speaker. The only credible claimant to being ideological leader of the entire culture didn't do so, says Eric S. Raymond. During a discussion on the growing market dominance of Microsoft's Windows software, Toravalds admitted to being a Microsoft fan of some similar PowerPoint slides.