Linux Expo ’99 Finalizes List of Keynote Speakers

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Chapel Hill, NC, April 12, 1999-- Representatives from Linux Expo '99
have announced the Business Keynote for the 5th Annual Linux Expo.  John
Paul, Senior VP of the new AOL products unit, at Netscape Communications
has been added  to the list of distinguished speakers.  John Paul joins
Red Hat Software's CEO and Chairman, Bob Young, the Kick Off Keynote
Speaker and the Technical Keynote, Jim Gettys, one of the original
authors of the X Window System. For three business-centered and
technology-packed days, May 20-22,  the fifth annual Linux Expo will
take over the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, NC.

John Paul, the former Netscape server SVP and general manager, will be
heading up the new America Online Netscape browser project.  "As head of
Netscape's Server product division, John Paul has been actively involved
in the most significant changes affecting the Internet and enterprise
software markets over the last four years," commented Red Hat Software's
Bob Young. "From this vantage point he is in a unique position to
recognize the importance of Linux and the open source movement to the
future of the computing industry."

With the addition of John Paul, the fifth annual Linux Expo Keynotes add
another level of prestige to an already distinguished list of technical
and business speakers.  The conference is highlighted by industry
experts sharing their Linux knowledge from the latest in kernel
developments to open source enterprise solutions.  In addition to a
fabulous list of technical and business speakers, Linux Expo will also
have some informal Birds of a Feather sessions for experts and new users
alike, as well as, work-in-progress sessions showing some new and
innovative roads Linux is taking.  New this year, an ExtremeLinux Track
introducing topics such as cluster creation and kernel programming like

This year's Linux Expo is shaping up to be a can't-miss event.  Visit
the record number of Expo exhibitors showing the latest in Linux-based
hardware, software, and service solutions.  Join great companies like:
IBM, Red Hat Software, SuSE, VA Research, Silicon Graphics, BEA Systems,
Linux Hardware Solutions, Ki Networks, Magic Software, plus many more!
In addition to the hardware, software, component and applications
vendors, the Linux Expo will also keep with tradition and have the
annual email garden, third annual Linux Bowl, paint ball, and other
great activities for Linux gurus from across the globe.

For more information about Linux Expo or to register for the events of
the Expo, please see http://www.linuxexpo.org.

CONTACT:  Stacy Doster
   Linux Expo

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phone 919.942.3318
fax   919.933.9233

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