LinuxWorld Summit New York Spotlights Industry Business Leaders at May Summit

FRAMINGHAM, MA – APRIL 13, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced the line-up of lead sponsors for LinuxWorld(R) Summit New York 2005 – a conference driven version of the company's popular LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) scheduled to take place at the New York City Marriott Marquis on May 25 and 26.

LinuxWorld Summit New York includes a highly-focused, contemporary, conference program with panel and speaking tracks designed to meet the needs of IT professionals, developers, and business executives. The event will also showcase an exclusive selection of the preeminent vendors in the Linux and Open Source arena highlighted by breakthrough technologies, innovative tools, and relevant IT services.

Platinum sponsor Nokia is joined by silver sponsors IBM, Novell, Sybase, Alebra, Aspeed and WRQ as lead underwriters for LinuxWorld Summit New York 2005. Media sponsors include InfoWorld, OSTG, LinuxWorld Magazine, Linux.com, LinuxQuestions.org and Linux Magazine.

Two days of sessions and keynote presentations will explore issues around building a business on Linux and Open Source software; tackle Linux and Open Source security; and address data center and virtualization issues surrounding Linux. Speakers at the conference are the leading industry experts, thought leaders and visionaries from companies and organizations such as: Sourcefire, Dell, IBM, Novell, HP, Nokia, CIO Magazine, ETrade Group, AMD, Sybase, OSDL, netForensics, Enterasys, Cassatt and many more.

"LinuxWorld Summit has been built to help business and technology professionals further leverage Linux and Open Source strategies and deployments in their existing and future infrastructure," said Warwick Davies, group vice president, IDG World Expo. "This program brings together industry thought leaders, buyers, sellers, media and analysts to discuss and understand the impact of Linux and Open Source on business and technology. It's a must-attend event for those in the Tri-State area interested in how to harness Linux and Open Source for business benefits."

For more information or to register for the event, please visit http://www.linuxworldsummit.com

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 sponsorship opportunities, please contact Frank Netherwood(A-M) at (508) 424-4860 or Frank_Netherwood@idg.com or John Yurewicz (N-Z) at (508) 424-4852 or John_Yurewicz@idg.com

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( www.idgworldexpo.com ) produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-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 Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio–IT World Conference + Expo(R), Wireless Sensing Solutions(R), Syndicate(TM), RoboBusiness and RoboNexus. IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, research, and event company. A privately-held company, IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers including Bio-IT World, CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Network World, and PC World. The company features the largest network of technology-specific Web sites with more than 400 around the world. IDG is also a leading producer of more than 170 computer-related events worldwide including LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Macworld Conference & Expo(R), DEMO(R), and IDC Directions. IDC provides global market research and advice through offices in 50 countries. Company information is available at http://www.idg.com .

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