LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Names Finalists for Product Excellence Awards

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 14, 2004 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets around the globe, today announced finalists for the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards, to be presented at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo® next week. Presented in conjunction with the UniForum Association, the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors.

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, the world’s most comprehensive Linux and open source event, will take place January 20-23, 2003 at New York City’s Javits Center. The LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards will be presented in a ceremony held on the LinuxWorld exhibit floor on Wednesday, January 21 at 4:00 p.m.

The LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards are divided into ten product categories, representing major areas of innovation in the Linux and open source community. The judges will also select one product or service that represents a major step forward for Linux in the marketplace as “Best of Show.”

Finalists include:

Best Network/Server Application

IBM: IBM Lotus Domino 6.5 for IBM eServer zSeries Linux

Novell: Novell exteNd 5

RealNetworks: Helix Universal Server

Best Development Tools

KDE: Kdevelop 3.0

Oracle: Oracle JDeveloper 10g

Silicon Graphics, Inc.: Developer Kit for the Silicon Graphics Visualization System for Linux

Best Data Storage Solution

HP: HP StorageWorks Modular Smart Array 1000

IBM: IBM Tivoli Storage Management Solution

Silicon Graphics, Inc.: SGI InfiniteStorage

VERITAS Software: VERITAS NetBackup Enterprise Server

Best System Integration Solution

BEA Systems, Inc.: BEA WebLogic Platform 8.1

BISIL North America, Inc.: Enj Ports

Microsoft: Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX 3.5

Best Security Solution

Cylant, Inc.: CylantSecure 3.0

Novell: Novell Nsure Secure Identity Management Solutions

Best Open Source Project

Gentoo: Gentoo Linux

KDE: KDE 3.2

RealNetworks, Inc.: The Helix Player Project in the Helix Community

Sun Microsystems: JXTA Technology

Best Front Office Solution

IBM: IBM Lotus Domino Web Access 6.5 for Mozilla on Linux

Xandros, Inc.: Version 2 of the Deluxe Edition of Xandros Desktop OS

Xandros, Inc.: Xandros Business Desktop OS

Best Productivity Application

IBM: IBM Lotus Workplace Products 1.1

Oracle: Oracle Collaboration Suite Release 2

SUSE Linux: SUSE Linux Openexchange 4.1

Best Cluster Solution

IBM: IBM eServer BladeCenter

Silicon Graphics, Inc.: SGI Altix 350

VERITAS Software: VERITAS Cluster Server

Best Sys Admin Tools

BMC Software, Inc: MAINVIEW for Linux – Servers

HP: HP Systems Insight Manager