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07/24/2006

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Debuts Two New Conferences At 2006 Event; Novell’s Best of BrainShare and PalmSource Developer Day enhance an already content-rich conference program for 2006

FRAMINGHAM, MA – JULY 24, 2006 – IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets around the globe, has announced that the 2006 summer event will feature two new one-day conference options for attendees: Novell's Best of BrainShare and the PalmSource Developer Day. These one-day conferences will offer attendees the latest in open enterprise computing and mobile Linux applications, respectively, and are free to attendees who purchase a conference package. Single day tickets can also be purchased separately for $95 for each conference.

The Novell Best of BrainShare conference consists of three top-tier technical sessions on various aspects of software for the open enterprise, and will be offered on both Tuesday, August 15th, and Wednesday, August 16th. The topics for the program were extremely well received at Novell's BrainShare Salt Lake City 2006 and have been updated to reflect the latest technologies.

The PalmSource Developer Day will take place on Wednesday, August 16th, and is targeted towards Linux Application Developers who are interested in taking their applications mobile. Attendees will get an overview of the components of the new leading platform for mobile devices–the ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP) and will receive early access and hands-on experience building applications for this new platform. Topics for this one-day event will be presented by Tom Chavez, Sr. Product Manager for PalmSource and Keithen Hayenga, Licensee Services Engineer for PalmSource:

The following are details on the topics that will be presented at each conference:

Novell Best of BrainShare

"High Availability Storage Foundation," presented by Richard Jones, Novell, Inc. Novell's High Availability Storage Foundation components and strategy are laid out in this session and includes a look to the future. The HA Storage Foundation includes file systems, volume management, and cluster resource management integrated into a robust solution.

"Xen Technical Insight – SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10," presented by Dr. K.Y. Srinivasan, Distinguished Engineer, Novell, Inc. Virtualization is a key enabling technology for addressing the computing needs in Enterprise Data centers. This session will preview the Xen virtualization technology, an open source project that is commoditizing virtualization. Topics covered will include the Xen 3.0 architecture, the Xen technical roadmap and Integration of Xen technology in Novell products. This is an advanced technical session suitable for an experienced audience.

"Systems Management Roadmap," presented by Bryan Cardoza. Novell, Inc. Using Enterprise Linux and related products as a case study, this session will review the factors that affect the creation of a consistent and cohesive set of system management tools. The session will also explore Novell's plans and opportunities for building a federated web-based management tool set.

PalmSource Developer Day:

"Introduction to ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP)." This is a hands-on session that will describe the ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP) and details its open source architecture. PalmSource will also demonstrate ALP and transform a typical Hello World application into an ALP application ready for mobile device deployment. Attendees will run sample applications as well as have the opportunity to build one together as a group.

"Deep Dive into ACCESS Linux Platform (ALP)." In this session PalmSource and attendees will take the ALP application from the Hands-On intro and add GUI controls with Glade, introduce special mobile device event handlers and show debugging an ALP application via Eclipse on the Simulator.

Compatibility Station. A unique and special experience for attendees, PalmSource will invite Palm OS developers to try their existing applications on ALP and discuss compatibility strategies with onsite PalmSource engineers.

"Extending an ALP Application." In this final session PalmSource will add more features to the application from the Deep Dive Session, including accessing a SQLite database for information storage and retrieval. PalmSource will provide go-forward advice and guidance to help you plan and prepare your projects to support ALP.

For more information on these sessions or to register, visit www.linuxworldexpo.com/sf .

About LinuxWorld Conference & Expo

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo is the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and open source solutions. As the world's most comprehensive marketplace for open source products and services, LinuxWorld provides business decision-makers with information and resources to implement Linux and open source solutions into business infrastructure and enterprise networks. For more information or to register for the event, visit the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Web site at www.linuxworldexpo.com , or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Ellen Boland at (508) 988-7830 or ellen_boland@idg.com or Christian Montminy at (508) 424-4852 or christian_montminy@idg.com.

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