IDG’s Network World to Announce the Results of the First-Ever Head-To-Head Product Testing of Windows 2000, Red Hat Linux, Novell NetWare and SCO UnixWare

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass.– 01/18/2000–Network World, the leader in network knowledge, announced today that it will publish the results of the first-ever head-to-head comparative qualitative and quantitative review between Microsoft Windows 2000, Red Hat Linux, Novell NetWare and SCO UnixWare in its January 24th issue. Details of the results will also be posted on Network World's website (http://www.nwfusion.com). The testing of the current releases of each operating system was conducted by Centennial Networking Labs (CNL) of North Carolina State University, a Network World Enterprise Test Alliance Partner. CNL is a commercial lab dedicated to providing unbiased and technically sound testing services. The results of this product testing come just weeks before Microsoft's Windows 2000 official release, one of the most highly anticipated software releases in computer history.

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Network World, Inc. the leading network media company is shaping the future of enterprise network computing through its print publication, Network World, its online extension Network World Fusion (http://www.nwfusion.com), and its educational seminars and events nationwide. Network World, Inc. empowers Network IS professionals with the knowledge required to meet their evolving business needs.

About International Data Group

Network World, Inc. is a division of IDG, the world's leading IT media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290 computer magazines and newspapers and 4,000 book titles and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through IDG.net (http://www.idg.net), which comprises more than 250 targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT market analysis through 49 offices in 42 countries worldwide. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com.

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