Compaq Signs On As Cornerstone Sponsor Of Linuxworld Conference & Expo

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 15, 2002 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, announced today that Compaq Computer Corporation (NYSE: CPQ) continues to build on its commitment to the Open Source community by securing the cornerstone sponsor position at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. Compaq plans to announce several different Linux solutions at the next LinuxWorld Conference & Expo scheduled for January 29 – February 1, 2002 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.


To further demonstrate its current and future commitment to providing the best solutions for customers deploying Linux, Compaq has signed on as the new Cornerstone Sponsor at LinuxWorld through the end of 2003.

"Compaq is committed to offering our Linux customers a wide variety of solutions that best meet the demands of their individual businesses," said Rick Becker, vice president of operating systems marketing and business development, Compaq Industry Standard Servers Group. "LinuxWorld allows Compaq to showcase our broad array of Linux offerings, including enterprise solutions, clustering expertise and iPaq's, Compaq's industry leading handheld devices."

Compaq provides Linux solutions from the edge of the network to the heart of the IT infrastructure. From Compaq iPAQ handheld devices to market-leading industry-standard ProLiant servers and high-performance AlphaServer systems, Compaq offers the platforms more customers choose for their Linux-based solutions. According to International Data Corporation (IDC), Compaq ProLiantTM servers are the industry-leading server platform for Linux, with 25.5% percent market share for the third quarter of 2001.

"Compaq continues to have impressive success in the Linux arena," said Rob Scheschareg, vice president of sales, marketing and product development for IDG World Expo. "As a Cornerstone Sponsor, the company gains a significant, high-profile platform to launch and demonstrate its products to qualified enterprise buyers at the bellweather open source industry event."

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About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world's most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Frank Netherwood (A-Ib) at (508) 424-4860 or or Beverly Griffith (Ic-Z) at (508) 424-4852 or

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