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LinuxWorld in New York City

20-23 January 2004

Mike Angelo -- 16 January 2004 (C)


To learn why Linux is so much a better choice than is Microsoft Windows, please see our article Gaël Duval Tells Why Mandrake Linux Is Better Than MS Windows

To learn how to run MS Windows-based software and accessories in GNU-Linux, please see our article Crossover Office 2.1 Runs MS Windows Software on GNU-Linux Systems

IDG's LinuxWorld is a computer show well worth attending -- and the price is right if you register before the show starts. The Exhibits Pass is free if you register on or before 19 January 2004. On-site from 20 to 23 January 2004, the LinuxWorld Exhibits Pass is $30.

The Exhibits Pass gets you into the:

  • Keynotes and Feature Presentations
  • Birds of a Feather Meetings
  • Taste of Linux Series
  • Exhibit Floor (Jan 21 - 23)

There also is an assortment of LinuxWorld Conference Packages starting at $345 if you register on or before 19 January 2004.. Conferences run from 20 to 23 January 2004. LinuxWorld exhibits run from 21 to 23 January 2004.

You can register for the free Exhibit Pass or the not-free Conference Packages on-line (links below) or by calling 1-800-657-1474.

Novell at LinuxWorld 2004

With its acquisitions of SUSE Linux and Ximian plus its role in the SCO v Linux saga as perhaps the real owner of the Unix copyrights, Novell now is one of the biggest players, if not the biggest player, in the Linux World. So it is not surprising that Novell will be rather visible at the January 2004 LinuxWorld EXPO.

To kick things off for both Novell and the LinuxWorld Expo, Novell CEO Jack Messman will present the opening Keynote address on Wednesday, 21 January 2004.

We asked Novell's Director of Public Relations, Bruce Lowry, about Novell's presence at the January 2004 LinuxWorld.

He pointed out that in addition to CEO Jack Messman's Keynote address,

  • Jeff Hawkins, Vice-President of Novell Linux Business Office, is slated to participate in a Birds of a Feather panel discussion, Political Challenges to Open Source.
  • Nat Friedman, Vice-President for Novell Product Development is slated to participate in a panel discussion, The Future of Linux Audio/Video in the Enterprise and
  • Michael Meeks, Novel Desktop Engineer, is involved in a Linux Desktop session.

Novell will have a big presence at the show. Jack's keynote will focus on essentially three themes:

- What we see as continued barriers to adoption of Linux in the enterprise space

- Novell as a case study for the challenges of moving a traditionally proprietary company into open source

- Where we see Novell fitting in the open source community

Novell will also participate in several conference sessions:

Panel Discussion: The Future of Linux Audio/Video in the Enterprise

Nat Friedman

Session: Gnome 2.4: The Linux Desktop

Michael Meeks, Ximian Services

Birds of a Feather Panel Discussion: Political Challenges to Open Source

Jeff Hawkins, VP, Novell Linux Business Office (Leader)

As for what we're showing on the floor, we will bring pretty much everything we have that touches Linux.. Which is most everything now! SUSE will have it's own booth next to Novell, showing all the SUSE stuff. At the Novell booth, we'll have demo stations on:

Novell exteNd

Red Carpet Enterprise

ZENworks

Nsure (secure identity management)

Dell * IHV Partner

Novell Nterprise Linux Services * Integration, Safety, Support/Ecosystem, Security, Resource Management

Noveell Nterprise Linux Services * Linux Services

Novell Branch Office

Mono

HP * IHV Partner

Ximian Desktop 2

IBM * IHV Partner

Evolution

GroupWise

DeveloperNet

PartnerNet

Training Services

Technical Services

-- Bruce Lowry, Novell Director of Public Relations

Conference Tracks

Here is the list of the January 2004 LinuxWorld conference tracks:

  • Linux in Business: Management and Deployment
  • Network Linux: Real SysAdmin from the Trenches
  • Security Issues
  • Software Developer Issues
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Application Development/Standards
  • Kernel/Cluster Updates

Why You Should Attend LinuxWorld Expo

Whether you are an experienced Linux user, Linux newbie, a Mac user, a Windows user, IT/IS professional, corporate buyer, or corporate executive and you are in the Northeastern United States, you ought to check out the January 2004 LinuxWorld Expo. It's at the Javits Center in New York City. If you are on the U.S. West Coast, there will be a LinuxWorld Expo at the Moscone Center in San Francisco in August 2004.

If you are not a Linux user or not Linux literate, the LinuxWorld Expo is a great place to see Linux and Open Source Software in action first hand -- demonstrated by the people and companies that publish the Linux distributions, create Linux and Open Source software, and make the computers upon which Linux runs. If you are a Linux evangelist or Linux user, drag some of your Mac or Windows user friends over to LinuxWorld Expo and knock their socks off.

Here are some other ideas for all of you readers that want to help get more people and organizations to use Linux and Open Source software. Call the members of your local school board and the school district's business manager. Invite them to go along with you to the LinuxWorld Expo. Let them see how much Linux can do and how well it can do it -- and for how much less money than Windows can do it. Let them talk dollars and Linux sense with the exhibitors.

There is no reason why every school system in the United States should not be a Linux school system rather than a Mac or Windows school system -- if for no other reason than it would save U.S taxpayers millions of dollars every year. (Actually if you think about it, every school system in the world should be a Linux school system.)

There is another important reason for getting schools to adopt Linux as their OS. The students will learn to use Linux and Linux software at school. Once they learn how to use Linux and Linux software, they likely will install Linux on their home computers.

Speaking of taxpayers, government organizations, and Linux, call the mayor and council of your town or your county commissioners. Drag them along to LinuxWorld too. If you have the guts or the clout, then drag your governor, state representative, or U.S. Congress-person to LinuxWorld also.

There is no reason why every government unit in the United States should not be a Linux government unit rather than a Mac or Windows government unit -- if for no other reason than it would save U.S taxpayers millions of dollars every year.

Some of these suggestions might sound somewhat over-ambitious. But what the heck, no guts no glory. You never know -- it might work. The underlying point here is that a good way to show people the benefits of Linux and Open Source software is to take them along to the LinuxWorld Expo. Then let the exhibitors there do their things and show the people you invite to LinuxWorld just how great Linux and Open Source software are and how much money they can save by using Linux and Open Source software.

More Information About LinuxWorld Expo

The LinuxWorld Web site is a little cumbersome to navigate. There are links to lists of conferences, tutorials, keynote addresses, and other events on the sessions Web page.

You can check the LinuxWorld Packages, Pricing & Deadlines page for registration details.

LinuxWorld Exhibitors

Here is the list of LinuxWorld exhibitors. It is subject to change.

1mage Software, Inc.

abas-USA

ACCPAC

ADUVA, INC.

AMD

AML

APPX Software Inc.

ADS

Apple

Apress

Aspen Systems

ASP Technologies, Inc.

Astaro Corporation

Avocent

BASIS International, Ltd.

Bastille Linux

BEA Systems, Inc.

Bisil North America Inc.

Black Duck Software

BMC Software

BSDMall by DaemonNews

CA

Candle Corporation

Central Command, Inc.

Common

Concurrent Computer Corporation

Constant Data

Continuous Computing Corporation

CrossTec - NetOp for Linux

Cyclades Corporation

Cylant

Debian

Desktop Linux Consortium (DLC)

Deviant Technologies, Inc.

Digi International

Digium

Dolphin Interconnect

Dot Hill Systems Corp.

d-tech Corporation

Egenera, Inc.

Emperor Linux

Equinox Systems an Avocent Company

Etherboot Project

Free Software Foundation

Free Standards Group

Geekcorps

Gelato

GenaWare Inc.

Gentoo Linux

GNOME foundation

Google Inc.

Gwava

Hewlett Packard

IBM Corporation

InfiniCon Systems

ILOG, Inc.

Innovation Data Processing

Intel

JMP, A Business Unit of SAS

K Desktop Environment

LTSP - Linux Terminal Server Project

Linux Business Week

Linux Journal

Linux Magazine

Linux Professional Institute

Linux Test Project

LinuxQuestions.org

LinuxWorld.com

LinuxWorld Magazine

Logical Solutions

Logicworks

Long Island Linux Users Group (LILUG)

MacroImpact, Inc.

Mambo Open Source CMS

Meiosys, Inc.

Micro Focus

Microsoft Corporation

MRV Communications, Inc.

Myricom

MySQL

Net Integration Technologies Inc.

NetIQ Corporation

Newisys Inc. A Sanmina-SCI Company

New York PHP

Novell, Inc.

nStor Corporation, Inc.

NYLUG: NY Linux Users Group

ObjectWeb Consortium

Open ACS

OpenOffice.org

Open Source Development Lab

OPEN SYSTEMS, Inc.

Oracle Corporation

O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.

Parasoft Corporation

Penguin Computing

Perforce Software, Inc.

Pogo Linux

PolyServe, Inc.

Prentice Hall PTR/Addison Wesley

Progeny

Qlusters, Inc.

Rackable Systems

RAE Internet

RealNetworks, Inc.

Red Hat

RLX Technologies

ShaoLin Microsystems, Ltd.

Silicon Graphics, Inc.

Softlinx, Inc.

SteelEye Technology

Sun Microsystems, Inc.

SuSE Linux

SYS-CON Media

The Linux Show!!

The Open Group/IEEE

Topspin Communications

Tyan Computer

VERITAS

Voltaire, Inc.

Vovida.org

Wiley

Xandros, Inc.

X.Org

Zzyzx Peripherals, Inc.


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