Novell’s Best of BrainShare Returns To LinuxWorld San Francisco

FRAMINGHAM, MA – MAY 31, 2007 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows and events around the globe has announced that LinuxWorld(R) 2007 will once again host Novell's Best of BrainShare program featuring six of the best sessions from Novell's BrainShare 2007 conference. The sessions zero in on the hot topics fueling Linux momentum and will be offered on Tuesday, August 7th and Wednesday, August 8th. The program is free to attendees who purchase a conference package and single program tickets can be purchased separately for $295.

Each session of the program focuses on various aspects of software for the open enterprise taught by Novell's own team of experts. Attendees will gain the tools and knowledge to help manage, simplify, secure and integrate heterogeneous IT environments without breaking the budget.

"We are pleased to bring these top sessions from our recently held user conference, BrainShare, to LinuxWorld again," said Mike Morgan, Director of Events, Novell, Inc. "Our sessions are meticulously and conscientiously developed and will be presented by some of our best authorities on the topics."

Sessions and presenters in the Best of BrainShare program include:

— Network Security and Analysis with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, by Ross Chevalier, Chief Technology Officer/Chief Information Officer, Novell, Inc.

— Thin Clients and Terminal Services: A Business Case, by Nathan Conger, Linux Technology Specialist, Novell, Inc.

— Securing Your Server and Desktop Linux Systems, by Crispin Cowan, Director of Software Engineering, Novell, Inc.

— Virtualization and Security, by Crispin Cowan, Director of Software Engineering, Novell, Inc.

— Getting the Most Out of Your SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, by Ross Chevalier, Chief Technology Officer/Chief Information Officer, Novell, Inc.

— Major Automotive Manufacturer Migrates from Windows to Linux Desktops, by Guy Lunardi, Sr. Product Manager, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Novell, Inc.

For a complete schedule of conference sessions please visit www.linuxworldexpo.com .

LinuxWorld is the premier event for the Linux and open source community, bringing together industry leaders shaping the future of new enterprise technology in the largest single gathering of business and technical leaders deploying Linux and open source solutions.

Registration for LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) San Francisco is open and attendees can register for a free exhibit hall pass on or before August 5, 2007 at www.linuxworldexpo.com/register . Exhibit hall passes are $50 thereafter. The pass provides attendees with access to the keynote addresses, feature presentations, birds-of-a-feather meetings and the exhibit hall floor.

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

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