First Australian Trade Show to feature Linux

Anthony Rumble


, Australias global computer, communications and networking
exhibition, will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition
Centre, Darling Harbour, from 9 to 12 March. Now in its seventeenth
year, PC IT 99 is Australias premier showcase for the latest IT
products and developments. This year more than 220 of the worlds
leading IT companies will exhibit their newest products and

In 1998 the show was attended by over 40,000 visitors, and the
estimated annual IT expenditure by visitors attending PC IT 98 was
in excess of $3.6 billion.

Amongst such Australian launches as Intel’s Pentium III and
others is the first Linux only pavilion being showcased at an
Australian trade show.

Linux, the worlds fastest growing operating system, will be
featured at PC IT Sydney in a dedicated technology pavilion. Linux
distributions, references and merchandising will be available for
purchase at the show. The Sydney
Linux User Group (S.L.U.G)
will be on hand to demonstrate Linux
operating with various hardware platforms and to provide expert
advice and user group information, as well there will be
representation from Caldera,
the recently launched Linux only merchant Everything Linux, and Corel
with their Wordperfect 8 for Linux product.

PC IT 99 will be staged at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition
Centre, Darling Harbour, March 9 -12, 1999. PC IT 99 is
specifically designed to meet the needs of professional, business,
government and trade visitors. Persons including children, not in
this category will not be admitted. Opening times are Tuesday
11am-6pm, Wednesday 10am-6pm, Thursday 10.00am-9pm (late night) and
Friday 10am-5pm. Professional, business, government and trade
visitors can register now via the PC IT Website, for full details
of PC IT and associated events visit http://www.ausexhibit.com.au/pcit/

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