The ”Golden Penguin Bowl” Pits Media Against Analysts at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2005 in Boston

FRAMINGHAM, MA – January 31, 2005 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced the return of the infamous "Golden Penguin Bowl" geek trivia game at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) in Boston, taking place February 14-17, 2005 at the Hynes Convention Center. Attendance at the Golden Penguin Bowl is open to all LinuxWorld attendees and will take place Tuesday, February 15 at 4:30 p.m. on the main stage of the exhibit hall. This event has historically been a very popular and entertaining attraction involving the leading media and analysts in the Linux and Open Source industry.

Hosted by the always effervescent Jeremy Allison, Samba co-developer at HP, the Golden Penguin Bowl entertains and enlivens the LinuxWorld audience. This year the media is pitted against the analysts in the ultimate battle of the "Geeks" vs. the "Nerds." Attendees can play along to find out if it will be the "Geeks" or the "Nerds" who will be the next winners of the coveted Golden Penguin.

Media team members include:

— Dave Berlind, Executive Editor, ZDNet

— Don Marti, Editor-in-Chief, Linux Journal

— Andy Oram, Editor, O'Reilly Media

Industry analyst team members include:

— Maria Winslow, Open Source Business Analyst, Open Source Migrations

— Jonathan Eunice, President, Principal Analyst and IT Advisor, Illuminata

— Stephen O'Grady, Senior Analyst, RedMonk

"The Golden Penguin Bowl is always a fun and humorous event that everyone looks forward to each year," said Warwick Davies, group vice president of IDG World Expo. "Attendees can watch two teams, comprised of some of the most notable Open Source personalities, match wits in this entertaining geek trivia game."

For more information about LinuxWorld Conference & Expo or to register for the event, please visit 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 http://www.linuxworldexpo.com, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact John Yurewicz at (508) 424-4852 or John_Yurewicz@idg.com or Frank Netherwood at (508) 424-4860 or Frank_Netherwood@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(TM), Wireless Sensing Solutions(TM), 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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