|Atlanta Linux Showcase
P.O. Box 675161
Marietta, GA 30006
Contact: Marc Torres, President
Contact: Chris Farris, COO
For Release 9 a.m. PST, March 8, 1999
The Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts Announce 1999 Atlanta Linux
The Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts, in cooperation with USENIX and
Linux International, is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Atlanta
Linux Showcase. The Atlanta Linux Showcase will be held at the Cobb
Galleria Centre in Atlanta on October 12-16 1999.
The past year has seen Linux gain a great deal of mainstream
media attention and industry support, and our Conference is
expanding accordingly. The 3rd Annual Atlanta Linux Showcase will
feature three conference tracks over three days with 40 speakers
discussing the technical and business issues concerning the Linux
Operating System. In addition, an exhibition with over 140 vendors,
will showcase the latest industry products for Linux. With the
attention Linux has garnered in recent months, we expect over 4000
- We are currently accepting vendor registrations for the
exhibition. A discount will be in effect for all vendors signing up
before April 15, 1999.
- Conference Pre-Registration will begin in May of 1999.
- Exhibits-Only Attendance will be free of charge and open to the
public with registration.
Additional Information can be found on the Atlanta Linux Showcase
website: www.linuxshowcase.org. To be
kept up to date on ALS Information, sign up for our e-mail list by
sending the message ‘subscribe als-announce’ to: [email protected].
Linux is a UNIX like operating system, an alternative to MacOS and
Microsoft Windows. Created by Linus Torvalds in 1991, it’s
popularity has greatly increased in the past two years. Estimates
state that there are 7 million Linux systems world wide, making it
one of the most popular UNIX like operating systems on the market.
Linux, developed in cooperation with the Free Software Foundation,
is released under the GNU General public license, making it, and
the source code comprising it, freely available to everyone. More
Information on linux can be found at: www.linux.org.
Atlanta Linux Showcase
The Atlanta Linux Showcase is organized and run by a group of
computer professionals wishing to help promote Linux. ALS is run
entirely by volunteers, and Atlanta Linux Showcase, Inc. is a
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
The Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (ALE) is the Atlanta Linux User’s
Group dedicated to advocating the use of Linux and providing an
educational resource to the local Linux Community. Meetings are
free and open to the public. Upcoming topics, directions, and
general information may be obtained at the web site: www.ale.org.
Linux International is a non-profit association of groups,
corporations and others that work towards the promotion of and
helping direct the growth of the Linux operating system and the
Linux community. More information can be found on the Linux
International Website: www.li.org.
The USENIX Association is a professional and technical association
of individuals and institutions concerned with breeding innovation
in the UNIX tradition. Membership information may be obtained from
the Association, 2560 Ninth Street, Suite 215, Berkeley, CA 94710,
by email to [email protected], or at the web site: www.usenix.org.
Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds, USENIX is a trademark of
the USENIX Association, Microsoft Windows is a trademark of
Microsoft Corp., MacOS is a trademark of Apple Computers, and UNIX
is a trademark of Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.