The Exhibits Pass gets you into the:
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,
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
Here is the list of LinuxWorld exhibitors. It is subject to change.
1mage Software, Inc.
APPX Software Inc.
ASP Technologies, Inc.
BASIS International, Ltd.
BEA Systems, Inc.
Bisil North America Inc.
Black Duck Software
BSDMall by DaemonNews
Central Command, Inc.
Concurrent Computer Corporation
Continuous Computing Corporation
CrossTec - NetOp for Linux
Desktop Linux Consortium (DLC)
Deviant Technologies, Inc.
Dot Hill Systems Corp.
Equinox Systems an Avocent Company
Free Software Foundation
Free Standards Group
Innovation Data Processing
JMP, A Business Unit of SAS
K Desktop Environment
LTSP - Linux Terminal Server Project
Linux Business Week
Linux Professional Institute
Linux Test Project
Long Island Linux Users Group (LILUG)
Mambo Open Source CMS
MRV Communications, Inc.
Net Integration Technologies Inc.
Newisys Inc. A Sanmina-SCI Company
New York PHP
nStor Corporation, Inc.
NYLUG: NY Linux Users Group
Open Source Development Lab
OPEN SYSTEMS, Inc.
O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
Perforce Software, Inc.
Prentice Hall PTR/Addison Wesley
ShaoLin Microsystems, Ltd.
Silicon Graphics, Inc.
Sun Microsystems, Inc.
The Linux Show!!
The Open Group/IEEE
Zzyzx Peripherals, Inc.
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