Coverity, IBM, Intel, Novell, Oracle, PalmSource, Red Hat and Unisys on Board to Exhibit at LinuxWorld Boston

FRAMINGHAM, MA – March 14, 2006 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced the exhibitor lineup for LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), which will take place April 3-6, 2006 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Exhibiting companies and sponsors for this year's event include approximately 200 of the most influential and innovative companies in the Linux and open source marketplace, including Coverity, IBM, Intel, Novell, Oracle, PalmSource, Red Hat and Unisys.

Thousands of enterprise technology professionals and open source enthusiasts are expected to take part in LinuxWorld-Boston to explore the newest Linux and open source products, network with their peers, and learn from LinuxWorld's comprehensive educational program. Keynote speakers will include Nicholas Negroponte, Chairman, One Laptop per Child (OLPC); Bob Gatewood, CTO, athenahealth; Kevin Kettler, PhD, CTO, Dell Inc.; Larry Augustin, Chairman, VA Software; and Bill Hilf, Director of Platform Technology Strategy, Microsoft Corporation.

Attendees can register for a free exhibit hall pass on or before April 2, 2006 at http://www.linuxworldexpo.com. Exhibit hall passes are $50 thereafter. The pass gives attendees access to the keynote addresses, feature presentations and the exhibit hall floor where the following companies, plus many others, will be exhibiting:

3Com, PalmSource, AMD, Penguin Computing, Apple Computer, Pogo Linux, BakBone, Project.net, Coraid, Red Hat, Coverity, Scalix Corporation, Dell, SpikeSource, EMC, Splunk, Fujitsu, Sybase, IBM, Symantec, Intel, VMWare, MySQL,Unisys, Novell, WYSE, Oracle, Xandros

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo has also reaffirmed its commitment to the developer community by again providing free exhibit space to 20 of the leading Linux and open source projects in the.org Pavilion(R). A sample of the projects participating in the.org Pavilion includes:

— Fedora

— OpenOffice.org

— Eclipse.org

— FreeBSD

— Free Software Foundation

— Ubuntu

"LinuxWorld will once again bring together the industry's most powerful and pioneering players to demonstrate and educate organizations about driving their businesses forward using open source technology," said David Korse, president & CEO, IDG World Expo. "Through the hands-on, interactive sessions offered by this year's exhibitors, LinuxWorld attendees will be have the opportunity to scrutinize the latest thinking around best practices, technologies and strategies for success in their use of open source."

For more information or to register for the event, visit http://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 http://www.linuxworldexpo.com, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Ellen Boland at (508) 988-7830 or ellen_boland@idg.com or Christian Montminy at (508) 424-4852 or christian_montminy@idg.com.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo (http://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. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), GridWorld(TM), OSBC(R), Digital ID World(R), 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, 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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