Open Source Community, Exhibitors Rev Their Engines for LinuxWorld New York

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JANUARY 14, 2003 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for IT markets, today announced that the Open Source community and leading Linux vendors will gather in New York next week to propel Linux and Open Source technology into 2003 at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and Open Source solutions. The event will take place at New York City's Javits Center January 21-24, 2003. The conference program runs January 21-24, and the expo floor opens on January 22.

 

Thousands of attendees are expected to converge upon the Javits Center next week, with pre-registration numbers up over last year. LinuxWorld exhibitors will unveil scores of new, innovative products for businesses of all sizes. Companies planning to make product announcements at LinuxWorld include:

ActiveState (booth 751) will introduce a new release of PureMessage, an email filtering platform which protects large organizations from spam and viruses while enabling communication policy enforcement. PureMessage is extensible in Perl and now supports AIX in addition to Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris and HP-UX.

Bisil N.A. Inc. (booth 375) will release version 3.0 of Enj, its business process automation product which now adds a full-blown general ledger capability, support for various XML formats for data interchange, and an extensive reporting-scheduling and distribution capability.

Bugolopolis (booth R19) will showcase two solutions that make Open Source easy to use: the ProjectStation, a Web-based software project management server appliance featuring GForge; and the Bug Station, a Web-based defect-tracking server appliance featuring Bugzilla.

Candle Corporation (booth 404) will introduce OMEGAMON(R) XE (Extended Edition) for Linux, a comprehensive solution for managing the performance and availability of the Linux operating system running on IBM eServer zSeries mainframes and Intel platforms.

Cylant (booth R1) will debut CylantSecure 2.1, a host-based intrusion prevention system based on a behavioral approach which adds the ability to manage CylantSecure server agents from Windows workstations.

LTrix Engineering (booth R8) will showcase lice, a remote source-level Linux kernel mode debugger that provides device driver, embedded systems and kernel engineers working on the Intel x86 platform the ability to more quickly identify and fix bugs.

Macrovision Corporation (booth R10) will announce FLEXlm(R) Java Version 9.0, a flexible electronic licensing solution developed from the ground up to deliver the proven benefits of FLEXlm to the Java development environment.

ProActive Monitoring, Inc. (booth R20) will showcase its innovative LAN monitoring service, proActive Watch, which attaches a network appliance to each LAN and performs monitoring, locally, and messaging of network connections and of infrastructure services status, centrally.

Samsung (booth 965) will feature Samsung Contact Unified Communications with anytime access to one inbox for voicemails, emails and faxes, which results in reduced messaging costs and better system management.

SGI (booth 221) will debut the SGI(R) Altix(TM) 3000 supercluster, a breakthrough clustering solution that provides stunning increases in performance and capability over traditional Linux clusters, scaling to hundreds of Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors in a 64-bit environment.

In addition to these and other new products showcased on the show floor, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo attendees can also check out the substantial content that has made LinuxWorld one of the world's premier IT events. Show highlights will include:

Keynotes: The opening keynote address by AMD President and CEO Hector Ruiz will take place Wednesday, January 22 at 10:30 a.m. Additional keynotes will be presented by Steven A. Mills, senior vice president and group executive of IBM on Thursday, January 23 at 10:30 a.m. and Randy Mott, senior vice president and CIO of Dell Computer Corporation on Thursday, January 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Financial Services Case Study Keynote: This co-presentation by Red Hat CTO Michael Tiemann and Jeffrey M. Birnbaum, Managing Director & Global Head of Enterprise Computing in the Institutional Securities Division at Morgan Stanley, will outline the details of Morgan Stanley's recent Unix-to-Linux migration. The presentation will take place Wednesday, January 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Linux Financial Summit: Making its debut at LinuxWorld NY, the Summit will address Linux and Open Source solutions for the financial industry. The Summit is sponsored by Egenera and HP, and sessions will be hosted by Credit Suisse First Boston, Egenera, HP, Intel, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Open Source Development Lab (OSDL), Red Hat, Reuters and Salomon Smith Barney. The Summit will run January 22-24.

Enterprise Solutions Center: Also making its LinuxWorld debut, this area will feature an integrated, vendor-neutral pavilion showcasing best practices in Open Source integration through the eyes of a fictitious financial management company. The Enterprise Solutions Center is presented by Wild Open Source and Linux International, and can be found in Booth no.339 on the exhibit floor.

Conference program: This year's program has been expanded to provide dedicated tracks for specific industries, including financial services, telecommunications, government and defense. Conference attendees can also choose from sessions covering the latest in system administration, business and emerging technologies, developer issues and security issues.

The Golden Penguin Bowl: This year, the beloved quiz show will challenge the wits of some of the most notable members of the Open Source community. Participants include: Gerald Carter (Samba Team/HP), Scott Collins (Mozilla), Danese Cooper (Sun Microsystems), Jason Perlow (Linux Magazine), San Mehat (VA Software Corp.), Dan Quinlan, Adam Turoff (Turoff Research) and Art Tyde (Sputnik Communications Corp.). The Golden Penguin Bowl will be hosted by Damage Studios' Chris DiBona on Wednesday, January 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Birds of a Feather Meetings (BOFs): 20 informal evening roundtables will take place on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Topics will cover areas such as Linux supercomputing, email and collaboration solutions, Sun's Linux, industrial automation computing, consumer electronics, selling to the federal government and the roadmap for the Linux Standard Base.

For a detailed schedule of LinuxWorld activities or to register for the event, go to http://www.linuxworldexpo.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 exhibiting opportunities, please contact Frank Netherwood (A-K) at (508) 424-4860 or Frank_Netherwood@idg.com or John Yurewicz (L-Z) at (508) 424-4852 or John_Yurewicz@idg.com.

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