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4th Annual Linux Showcase & Conference Gets a Face lift

Sep 18, 2000, 23:21 (0 Talkback[s])
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Berkeley, CA - The teaming up of the USENIX Association and the Atlanta Linux Showcase is producing a new kind of Linux Conference. Next month's 4th Annual Linux Showcase & Conference (ALS 2000) technically saavy program has already attracted platinum sponsorship from heavyweights in the Linux community such as VA Linux, SuSE, Atipa, IBM, Compaq, and RedHat.

The new partnership between ALS and USENIX has been welcomed by the Linux community as the perfect meld of high-caliber, technical conference programming delivered in the form of a warm, community-oriented show. With ALS 2000, USENIX flexes its considerable muscle in developing technical tracks addressing clusters, development, and system administration issues, as Linux continues to be integrated into existing IT environments. Linux notables such as Ted Ts'o, Peter Beckman, John "Maddog" Hall, and Marc Torres are already key parts of the conference committee.

ALS 2000 features three days of new technical tracks. Hack Linux, the Technical Development track, covers a wide range of low-level systems issues, including Linux kernel performance, new and upcoming filesystems that have been ported to Linux, the latest developments in XFree86, kernel security enhancements, and much, much more. Use Linux, the Tools and Applications track, examines topics such as development on Mozilla, Perl, Python and Zope; Linux tools for graphic artists; and Integrating Linux and Windows systems. Extreme Linux, the Clusters and High Performance track, explores and expands the use of clusters of commodity nodes and Linux to enable efficient, affordable computational engines.

Keynote Speakers Ken Coar of Apache Software Foundation and Larry Wall, inventor of PERL, highlight the conference with their views on the Open Source community. In addition Urs Hoelzle, Vice President of Engineering for Google,talks about Linux Clustering in the Real World. Conference attendees have ample opportunities to network and learn new tricks in two days of tutorials Works-In-Progress reports, poster demonstrations, Birds-Of-A-Feather sessions, Linux in Action, and, of course, the infamous "hallway track" where attendees gather in groups to swap opinions, suggestions, and tips. And of course, ALS's free Vendor Exhibition is back for three days with over 85 companies and open source community organizations.

ALS 2000 promises to be the best of both worlds, a place to talk with Linux folks of like mind and where all the cool goodies can be collected. The 4th Annual Linux Showcase & Conference will be held on October 10 - 14, 2000 at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia. Full conference program and registration is available online at http://www.linuxshowcase.org.

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USENIX is The Advanced Computing Systems Association, an international, not-for-profit society of engineers, scientists and systems administrators working in the cutting edge of systems and software. For 25 years, USENIX conferences and workshops have been the forum for the quality exchange of technical ideas and innovations.