Linux Journal and IDG World Expo Announce Winners of Product Excellence Awards at LinuxWorld San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – AUGUST 17, 2006 – Linux Journal, the original monthly magazine of the Linux community, in conjunction with IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets around the globe, today announced the winners of the Linux Journal Product Excellence Awards at LinuxWorld. The winners were recognized in a ceremony held at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo San Francisco, August 14-17 at the Moscone Center.

The Linux Journal Product Excellence Awards distinguish product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors and are divided into 13 categories, including an overall "Best of Show" award.

"All of the judges were very impressed by the nominations we received; it was a very difficult decision. We've seen many new innovations, and improvements on old favorites," commented Linux Journal Products Editor and Product Excellence Awards judge James Gray. "The open source community has been hard at work, and we're pleased to have the opportunity to recognize the advancements being made."

The winners are as follows:

BEST INTEGRATION SOLUTION

NoMachine NX Server 2.0

BEST SYSTEM MANAGEMENT TOOLS

Open Country OCM 3.1

BEST SECURITY SOLUTION

Novell AppArmor

BEST OPEN SOURCE SOLUTION

Creative Commons ccHost

BEST UTILITY GRID COMPUTING SOLUTION

rPath rBuilder

MOST INNOVATIVE HARDWARE SOLUTION

Bivio 2000

BEST CLUSTERING SOLUTION

Greenplum Bizgres MPP

BEST VIRTUALIZATION SOLUTION

IBM Advanced POWER Virtualization

BEST APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM AND TOOL

Trolltech Qtopia Phone Edition 4

BEST DATABASE SOLUTION

EnterpriseDB Advanced Server

BEST DESKTOP SOLUTION

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

BEST MESSAGING SOLUTION

Zimbra Collaboration Suite

BEST OF SHOW

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

About Linux Journal

Linux Journal is the premier Linux magazine, dedicated to serving the Linux community and promoting the use of Linux world-wide. A monthly periodical, Linux Journal is currently celebrating its twelfth year of publication. Linux Journal may be purchased at all major bookstores and newsstands and may also be ordered by calling 1-888-66-LINUX, sending e-mail to subs@ssc.com or visiting www.LinuxJournal.com .

About the Publisher

A privately held company, SSC Media Corporation is the leading Linux and Open Source authority, publishing reference materials in these fields since 1983. Properties include ITGarage.com, TuxMagazine.com, LinuxJournal.com, the monthly international print magazine Linux Journal, and the digital magazine TUX. Additional information can be found at www.SSC.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 visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at 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 ( 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), LinuxWorld(R) OpenSolutions(TM) Summit, Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), SaaScon(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 International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's online network includes more than 400 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and gaming worldwide. IDG is a leading producer of more than 170 technology-related events including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Macworld Conference & Expo, DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 850 IDC analysts in 50 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately-held company, is available at http://www.idg.com .

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