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Thursday at Macworld Conference and Expo

By  Feb 12, 2010

Topics: Apple

The show floor of Macworld Conference and Expo opened yesterday at noon, and the crowded aisles and booths suggested that conference-goers would turn out for an Apple-less convention.

The scene as you enter the show floor:



Microsoft's welcoming booth offers oversized walking Office icons, greeting conventioneers. Microsoft also announced the next version of Office for the Mac this week:



Western Digital is handing out odd, stress-inducing squeezy dolls, reminding you to back up:



The center of the hall is filled with App developers. The small app-developer kiosks are too closely packed, but the app companies seemed happy to be getting so much attention:



The Lotus booth was also drawing big crowds, perhaps in part because it was handing out bags of candy: