LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Preview

FRAMINGHAM, MA – AUGUST 8, 2000 – San Jose will soon play host to the largest gathering of Linux Operating System vendors and developers ever. Visitors to the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo at the San Jose Convention Center, August 14 – 17, 2000 will have first hand access to an array of new and innovative technological breakthroughs, industry initiatives and company news.


IDG World Expo announced today that a substantial number of exhibiting companies at the sold-out event plan to demonstrate and announce new services, technologies and applications available for the Linux server base. VA Linux Systems, Dell Computer, Hewlett Packard and IBM are advancing the open source movement through diverse variations of Linux technology.

"The announcements planned for our upcoming San Jose show will certainly bring a smile to Linux devotees," said Charlie Greco, president and CEO, IDG World Expo.

"When LinuxWorld Conference & Expo first started, people came to find out what Linux was all about. Now people come to get a glimpse of the future. Our audience has become more diversified, more sophisticated and savvier. This means that our exhibitors' products and services had to become better and better–and they certainly did. The San Jose LinuxWorld Conference & Expo promises to deliver the best that Linux has to offer."

These advances will be among the many news announcements made at the event:

–New firewall security

–Database performance software

–New motherboard technology

–New Partnerships within the open source community

–Internet communication software

–Rapid application development tools

–Server appliances

In addition to key announcements from Red Hat Inc., Atipa and Motorola, visitors and exhibitors alike will hear first-hand a series of in-depth industry analyses and perspectives delivered through keynote addresses by industry leaders such as Michael Dell, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Dell Computers; Ransom Love, president and chief executive officer of Caldera Systems, Inc.; and Joel Birnbaum, chief scientist, Hewlett-Packard Company.

IDG World Expo previously made these announcements about the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference & Expo.

–The event has sold out all exhibit space, despite adding another 60% to capacity. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is expected to generate the largest and most demographically appealing attendance in its history.

–The next West Coast LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will move to San Francisco in 2001 to accommodate the need for more space.

–"Boot Camps" and testing for Sair Linux and GNU Certified Administrator (LCA) Level, a $5,100 value, are being offered free to all conference attendees.

–The event will include a "no-holds-barred" roundtable of top Linux executives hosted by Patricia Sabga, the co-anchor of CNNfn's The N.E.W. Show ("The New Economy Watch.")

–The "Linux Geek Bowl," a quiz show hosted by Nicholas Petreley, contributing editor, LinuxWorld Magazine and InfoWorld, will make its debut.

–The presentation of the $25,000 IDG/Linus Torvalds Community Award to Debian.

For More Information

For more information about keynote addresses and feature presentations visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at or call 800-657-1474.

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( produces world-class tradeshows, conferences, and events for emerging IT markets around the globe. As the leading IT event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its unsurpassed experience and knowledge of IT-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 ASPWorld Conference & Expo, ComNet, Internet Commerce Expo (ICe), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo and Macworld Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the leading global provider of IT media, research, conferences and expositions.

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