Computer Associates President & CEO-Elect Added to Keynote Lineup for LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2005 in Boston

FRAMINGHAM, MA -FEBRUARY 9, 2005 – John Swainson joins impressive keynote lineup that includes Novell CEO, Jack Messman; MySQL CEO, Marten Mickos; HP's Martin Fink; and industry luminary John Patrick.

IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced the addition of John Swainson, president and CEO-elect of Computer Associates to its keynote line-up at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) in Boston, taking place February 14-17, 2005 at the Hynes Convention Center. Swainson joins earlier announced keynotes including: Novell CEO, Jack Messman; MySQL CEO, Marten Mickos; HP vice president, Linux, Martin Fink; and industry luminary John Patrick.

The keynote addresses are open to all registered LinuxWorld attendees. Exhibit hall passes are free on or before February 13, 2005 – passes cost $35.00 after February 13, 2005. Register for free exhibit hall passes at http://www.linuxworldexpo.com . The keynote addresses at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will detail how companies have achieved higher profits and increased productivity by utilizing Linux. The speakers will also share their visions for the future of Linux and Open Source solutions.

John Swainson will deliver his keynote address, titled "Open Source Meets the Enterprise," on Tuesday, February 15 at 2:45 p.m. "Today, companies around the world are building commercial enterprise solutions around Open Source solutions like Linux," Swainson said. "This presents challenges for software vendors that need to balance Open Innovation with generating profits and delivering value to shareholders. It's necessary for companies such as CA to embrace open standards, have an Open Source strategy in place and continue to innovate, add value and create new solutions for their customers."

The keynote schedule is as follows:

— Tuesday, 2/15 at 9:15 a.m. Jack Messman, chairman and CEO, Novell: "Identity and Information"

— Tuesday, 2/15 at 11:45 a.m. Martin Fink, vice president Linux, HP: "Making Open Source Work for You"

— Tuesday, 2/15 at 2:45 p.m. John Swainson, president and CEO-elect, Computer Associates, Inc. "Open Source Meets the Enterprise"

— Wednesday, 2/16 at 11:00 a.m. John Patrick, industry luminary and president of Attitude LLC: "The Future of the Internet and Open Technology"

— Wednesday, 2/16 at 2:30 p.m. Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL: "Fear & Loathing in Linux World: Commoditization, Commercialization and the Customer."

For more information or to register for the event, please visit www.linuxworldexpo.com .

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 www.linuxworldexpo.com , or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact John Yurewicz at (508) 424-4852 or John_Yurewicz@idg.com or Frank Netherwood at (508) 424-4860 or Frank_Netherwood@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com ) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio–IT World Conference + Expo(TM), Wireless Sensing Solutions(TM), Syndicate(TM), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com .

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