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Keynotes announced for 1999 LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

Caren Wagner, TSI for IDG
Account Supervisor
(212) 696-2000 ext. 266
[email protected]

Kristin DeAngelis, IDG World Expo
Marketing Manager
(508) 424-4823
[email protected]

Key Linux Influencers Partner with IDG

FRAMINGHAM, MA, November 23, 1998 IDG World Expo announced today
its partnership with key Linux influencers who will be attending,
presenting and exhibiting at the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference
& Expo, March 1-4, 1999 at the San Jose Convention Center in
San Jose, CA. Dr. Michael Cowpland, President and CEO, Corel
Corporation, Mark Jarvis, Senior Vice President of World Wide
Marketing, Oracle and Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux, the open
source operating system, will be the featured keynote speakers on
Tuesday, March 2. Keynotes are open to all registered
attendees.

‘Having earned its reputation as a very efficient and
fast-performing system making inroads as a server operating system,
I am pleased to see IDG get so deeply involved in the Linux
community with this new global event and online magazine. The
audience of Linux professionals will be well served by these new
initiatives, said Linus Torvalds.

‘We fully expect this to be a landmark event for IDG as well as
the Linux community due to the support of our advisory council,’
said Charlie Greco, President, IDG World Expo. The council includes
Larry Augustin, President and CEO of VA Research, Inc., Scott
McNeil, President of S.u.S.E Inc., Bob Young, President and CEO of
Red Hat Software, Inc., Jon ‘Maddog’ Hall, Director of Linux
International, Patrick McGovern, President of My-Website, Inc.,
Alan Fedder, President of UniForum Association, Bob Berger,
President of Internet Bandwidth Development, Nick Petreley,
Editor-In-Chief of LinuxWorld Magazine, Dan Shafer, Senior Editor
of C/Net and Gary Beach, Publisher, CIO Magazine and Senior Vice
President of IDG.

The show’s official Web site offers valuable information
including facts about respected industry leaders becoming Linux
partners and research that strongly indicates sales are climbing
for businesses using this revolutionary operating system. It also
illustrates the key industry service providers and solution
integrators that will be demonstrating all of the above on the
exhibit floor. Additional information includes descriptions on the
over 40 conference sessions and 13 tutorials exploring topics like
Linux security, Advanced Perl Programming, and GNOME just to name a
few. To register or inquire about exhibiting at LinuxWorld
Conference & Expo, and learn about today’s hottest and fastest
growing operating system, visit www.linuxworldexpo.com.

IDG’s LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, sponsored by LinuxWorld
Magazine, Linux Journal, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World and Sys
Admin, is expected to draw over 8,000 independent and corporate
Linux developers and business professionals.

For exhibit availability and other promotional opportunities
please contact Jim Donovan via email at [email protected] or call
508-424-4814 (EST). To be added to our mailing list, please email
your name and mailing address to [email protected].

About IDG World Expo
IDG World Expo, a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading IT
media, research and exposition company. IDG publishes more than 290
computer magazines and newspapers and 700 book titles and offers
online users the largest network of technology-specific sites
around the world through IDG.net, which comprises more than 240
targeted Web sites in 55 countries. IDG is also a leading producer
of 168 computer-related expositions worldwide, and provides IT
market analysis through 49 offices in 41 countries worldwide. For
more information, please visit IDG’s Web site at www.idg.com.