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LinuxWorld Names Finalists for Product Excellence Awards.

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LinuxWorld San Francisco 2003

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 29, 2003

Award winners to be announced at next week's event in San Francisco

IDG World Expo, the leading producer of world-class tradeshows, conferences and events for technology markets, today announced finalists for the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards, to be presented at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R) next week. Presented in conjunction with the UniForum Association, the Product Excellence Awards recognize open source product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors.

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, the premier event exclusively focused on Linux and Open Source solutions, will take place August 4-7, 2003 at San Francisco's Moscone Center. The Product Excellence Awards will be presented in a ceremony held on the LinuxWorld show floor on Tuesday, August 5 at 4:00 p.m.

The Product Excellence Awards are divided into ten product categories, representing major areas of innovation in the Linux and open source community. Finalists include:

Best Data Storage Solution

BakBone Software - NetVault 7

Computer Associates - BrightStor ARCserve Backup v9 for Linux

HP - HP StorageWorks NAS 8000

IBM - IBM Tivoli Data Storage Solution


Best Sys Admin Tools

ActiveState - PureMessage

Computer Associates - Unicenter Management for WebSphere

IBM Tivoli Software - IBM Tivoli Monitoring for Transaction Performance

Novell, Inc. - Novell iManager 2.0

Oracle Corp. - Linux Migration Tool

SuSE Inc. - SuSE Linux Yast (Yet Another Setup Tool)

Best Productivity Application

BMC Software - Deployment Manager for Linux

Computer Associates - Unicenter ServicePlus Service Desk

Oracle Corp. - Oracle Collaboration Suite on Linux

Sun Microsystems, Inc. - StarOffice 7

SuSE Inc. - SuSE Linux Openexchange Server

Best Open Source Project

K Desktop Environment - K Desktop Environment 3.1

Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP) - Linux Terminal Server Project (LTSP)

Oracle Corp. - Oracle Cluster File System for Linux

RealNetworks - Helix Community

Sun Microsystems, Inc. -

Best Cluster Solution

Appro International, Inc. - Appro HyperBlade Cluster Solution

IBM - IBM DB2 Integrated Cluster Environment

Oracle Corp. - Oracle9i Database with Real Application Clusters on Linux

Qlusters - ClusterFrame 1.6

Red Hat - Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS

Best Development Tools

ActiveState - Komodo

BUGOPOLIS - ProjectStation

Sun Microsystems, Inc. - SDK

Trolltech - Qt 3.2

Zend Technologies - Zend Studio 2.6

Best Security Solution

Astaro - Astaro Security Linux v4

Computer Associates - eTrust Access Control

IBM Tivoli Software - IBM Tivoli Access Manager for e-business 4.1.2

Novell, Inc. - Novell Nsure

Sourcefire - Sourcefire Intrusion Management System

Best System Integration Solution

Avocent Corporation - DSR800

Center7, Inc. - Vintela Authentication Services

IBM - IBM eServer Integrated Platform for e-business for iSeries and pSeries

Tatung Science & Technology, Inc. - TUD 3114 Blade Server

Best Front Office Solution

ACCPAC International, Inc. - ACCPAC Advantage Series for Linux v5.1

Computer Associates - CleverPath Portal v4.5.1 and CleverPath Aion v9.5

Kerio Technologies Inc. - Kerio MailServer 5.6

Sun Microsystems, Inc. - StarOffice 7

SuSE Inc. - SuSE Linux Desktop

Best Network/Server Application

APPX Software, Inc. - APPX Financials

IBM - IBM Grid Offering for Analytics Acceleration: Financial Markets

Novell, Inc. - Novell eDirectory 8.7.1

Real Networks - Helixa Universal Server

SuSE Inc. - SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8

Stalker Software - CommuniGate Pro v4.1

For more information on the awards and LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, go to

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, or call (800) 657-1474. For exhibiting opportunities, please contact Frank Netherwood (A-K) at (508) 424-4860 or or John Yurewicz (L-Z) at (508) 424-4852 or

About IDG World Expo

IDG World Expo ( produces technology-focused tradeshows, conferences and events for professionals seeking world-class education, peer-to-peer networking and one-stop comparison shopping. As the leading technology event management company, IDG World Expo leverages its experience and knowledge of technology-focused events and conferences, enabling technology companies to capture the attention and loyalty of influential buyers. IDG World Expo's portfolio of conferences and events includes Macworld Conference & Expo(R), LinuxWorld Conference & Expo(R), Bio-ITWorld Conference & Expo(TM), COMNET Conference & Expo(R), Integrated Security Conference & Expo(TM), BiometricsWorld Global Series(TM) and Portable Power Conference & Expo(TM). IDG World Expo is a business unit of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research and event company.

About IDG

IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers and offers online users the largest network of technology-specific sites around the world through (, which comprises more than 330 targeted Web sites in 80 countries. IDG is also a leading producer of 168 computer-related events worldwide, and IDG's research company, IDC, provides global market intelligence and advice through 51 offices in 43 countries. Company information is available at
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