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IDG World Expo and Linux Journal Now Accepting Nominations for Product Excellence Awards At LinuxWorld San Francisco


Friday, June 9, 2006; 03:14 AM

IDG World Expo, a leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets around the globe, in conjunction with Linux Journal, the original monthly magazine of the Linux community, announced that nominations for the "Linux Journal Product Excellence Awards at LinuxWorld" are now being accepted. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo San Francisco, an event that focuses exclusively on Linux and open source, is scheduled to take place August 14-17, 2006 at the Moscone Center.

The Linux Journal Product Excellence Awards distinguish product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors and are divided into 13 categories, including an overall "Best of Show" award. The deadline to submit nominations is July 25, 2006 and finalists will be announced on July 31, 2006. The award winners will be announced during LinuxWorld Conference & Expo.

"We're thrilled to sponsor the Product Excellence Awards and recognize the exhibitors at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo who continue to innovate and improve existing products," said Carlie Fairchild, VP of Marketing and Sales, Linux Journal. "This event showcases the very best in Linux and open source solutions and we look forward to receiving nominations from the companies who are truly affecting this industry."

This year's award categories include:

-- Best Database Solution

-- Best Open Source Solution

-- Best Utility/Grid Computing Solution

-- Best Security Solution

-- Best Desktop Solution

-- Best Messaging Solution

-- Best Application Development Platform or Tool

-- Best System Management Tools

-- Best Clustering Solution

-- Most Innovative Hardware Solution

-- Best Integration Solution

-- Best Virtualization Solution

-- Best of Show.

The award judges represent a spectrum of technical professionals, business professionals and journalists from the open source industry. All award nominations should be submitted online at http://www.linuxjournal.com/awards.

For more information on the awards and LinuxWorld Conference & Expo or to register for the conference, visit www.linuxworldexpo.com.



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