LinuxWorld Names Finalists for Product Excellence Awards

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JULY 29, 2003 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, 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 Product Excellence Awards recognize open source product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors.


LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and Open Source solutions, will take place August 4-7, 2003 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. The Product Excellence Awards will be presented in a ceremony held on the LinuxWorld show floor on Tuesday, August 5 at 4:00 p.m.

The Product Excellence Awards are divided into ten product categories, representing major areas of innovation in the Linux and open source community. Finalists include:

Best Data Storage Solution

BakBone Software – NetVault 7

Computer Associates – BrightStor ARCserve Backup v9 for Linux

HP – HP StorageWorks NAS 8000

IBM – IBM Tivoli Data Storage Solution

MySQL – MySQL

Best Sys Admin Tools

ActiveState – PureMessage

Computer Associates – Unicenter Management for WebSphere

IBM Tivoli Software – IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance

Novell, Inc. – Novell iManager 2.0

Oracle Corp. – Linux Migration Tool

SuSE Inc. – SuSE Linux Yast (Yet Another Setup Tool)

Best Productivity Application

BMC Software – Deployment Manager for Linux

Computer Associates – Unicenter ServicePlus Service Desk

Oracle Corp. – Oracle Collaboration Suite on Linux

Sun Microsystems, Inc. – StarOffice 7

SuSE Inc. – SuSE Linux Openexchange Server

Best Open Source Project

K Desktop Environment – K Desktop Environment 3.1

Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) – Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP)

Oracle Corp. – Oracle Cluster File System for Linux

RealNetworks – Helix Community

Sun Microsystems, Inc. – OpenOffice.org

Best Cluster Solution

Appro International, Inc. – Appro HyperBlade Cluster Solution

IBM – IBM DB2 Integrated Cluster Environment

Oracle Corp. – Oracle9i Database with Real Application Clusters on Linux

Qlusters – ClusterFrame 1.6

Red Hat – Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS

Best Development Tools

ActiveState – Komodo

BUGOPOLIS – ProjectStation

Sun Microsystems, Inc. – OpenOffice.org SDK

Trolltech – Qt 3.2

Zend Technologies – Zend Studio 2.6

Best Security Solution

Astaro – Astaro Security Linux v4

Computer Associates – eTrust Access Control

IBM Tivoli Software – IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business 4.1.2