LinuxWorld Offers Basic Training In Linux And Open Source ; Novell sponsors the first-ever one-day training session for Linux “newbies” at LinuxWorld

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JULY 25, 2007 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events around the globe has announced that LinuxWorld Conference & Expo® will feature a one-day training session geared exclusively toward IT professionals who are interested in Linux and open source software but haven’t fully explored it or educated themselves on how it can benefit their business. The session is sponsored by Novell and will take place on Tuesday, August 7, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Attendees can register by visiting the LinuxWorld® Web site.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for IT professionals who are interested in Linux and open source technology and want to get the details they need to start using it,” said Justin Steinman, Director of Marketing, Linux and Open Platform Solutions, Novell. “As one of the leaders in this industry, we’re thrilled to be able to play a role in bringing this unique session to LinuxWorld attendees.”

The course will cover everything IT professionals need to know to start implementing open source solutions in their business. Topics that will be discussed include:

* History of open source

* Licensing issues around open source software

* The various parts of an open source distribution

* The wide range and incredible scalability of open source software

* The true value of open source software, and why TCO is a poor measure of software investment

* The many ways of making or saving money with open source software

* Practical methods of applying open source software to your business

Session speakers include Donald K. Rosenberg, President of Stromian Technologies; Bdale Garbee, Open Source & Linux Chief Technologist, Hewlett-Packard; James Zemlin, CEO of the Linux Foundation; and Mike Morgan, Director of Marketing, Events, Novell.

The session will be moderated by Jon “maddog” Hall, Executive Director, Linux International. Hall serves on the boards of several companies, and several non-profit organizations, including the USENIX Association. He is a well known elder statesman of the programming community, and a leader of the open source movement. At the UK Linux and Open Source Awards 2006, Hall was honored with a Lifetime Recognition Award for his services to the open source community. Hall –holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (1977) and a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University (1973).

The cost for session is $100 and includes lunch and Start-up Kit featuring white papers, CD's, products and samples from LinuxWorld exhibitors.

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 or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at www.linuxworldexpo.com , or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Amy Bonner at (508) 424-4892 or amy_bonner@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 tradeshows 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 Entertainment For All™ (E For All™), E3 Media & Business Summit, GreenXchange Xpo™, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo®, Macworld Conference & Expo® and Next Generation Data Center™ (NGDC™). 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’s online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. 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 lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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