LinuxWorld Show Favorite Awards Finalists Announced

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 26, 2001 – IDG World Expo today announced the finalists for the coveted Show Favorite Awards of LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, the leading event for Linux operating system vendors and developers. The event will take place January 30 – February 2, 2001 at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The awards, presented in conjunction with the UniForum Association, recognize innovative product and service solutions in open computing. The final winners will be announced at a VIP reception on Thursday, February 1, at The Galleria in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. Press are invited to attend the awards reception.


A panel of industry experts, including leading technical analysts, consultants and technical writers, will review and vote on the top products and services offered by exhibitors. Finalists were announced in six categories, including Best Developer Tools, Best Hardware, Best Productivity Application, Best System Integration Solution, Best Network/Server Application and Best Embedded Linux Solution.

This year’s finalists include:

Best Developer Tools:

Borland/Impress, Kylix

IBM, DB2 Universal Database

IBM, Via Voice for Linux SDK

Lineo, Embedix SDK

SuSE, Linux Professional

Best Hardware:

Compaq, ProLiant Server Line

VA Linux, 1220 Server

IBM, eServer zSeries 900

ImageStream, Carrier Pro

Best Productivity Application:

eIT, easyLinux

SourceForge, Onsite

Chillware, iceSculptor

Best System Integration Solution:

Computer Associates, Unicenter TNG 2.4 for Linux

IBM, Small Business Suite for Linux

NeTraverse, Win4Lin 2.0

Best Network/Server Application:

Caldera, Volution

Veritas, NetBackup Business Server Support for Linux

MandrakeSoft, Mandrake 7.2 PowerePack Deluxe

Best Embedded Linux Solution:

Transvirtual Technologies, PocketLinux

DevelopOnLine, IDE

IBM, DB2 Everyplace

About IDG World Expo

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About IDG

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