"New enterprise Linux clustering, database and desktop software,
along with intriguing first-time exhibitors and high-powered
speakers, will bolster the LinuxWorld Expo 2002 next week.
"LinuxWorld Expo will feature speakers such as Sun CEO Scott
McNealy, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison and Google co-founder Sergey
Brin, who are scheduled to give keynote addresses. And to keep
things interesting, longtime Linux basher Microsoft will have a
booth at the show for the first time. With LinuxWorld's increased
visibility and high-profile speakers and attendees, observers say
the show is further proof that Linux has moved from the fringe to
front and center in terms of enterprise IT strategy.
"LinuxWorld Expo will feature 140 vendors, down slightly from
last year's list of exhibitors, which included 180 companies. IDG
World Expo, which produces the show and is owned by Network World's
parent company, IDG, has not released attendance projections. About
18,000 people attended last summer's LinuxWorld..."