Best-Selling Business Guru Geoffrey Moore to Keynote at 2006 Desktop Linux Summit Author of 'Crossing the Chasm' Headlines Agenda of Open Source Thought Leaders

at Event, April 24-25 in San Diego



    SAN DIEGO, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Desktop Linux Summit, the only
 event to exclusively focus on business and open source for desktop computing,
 today announced that world-renowned author Geoffrey A. Moore, the visionary
 behind "Crossing the Chasm" and other classic business bestsellers, will
 keynote the fourth annual Desktop Linux Summit in San Diego, California.
 Moore will speak from his newest book, "Dealing with Darwin: How Great
 Companies Innovate at Every Phase of Their Evolution," and hold a book signing
 for attendees.  The event, sponsored by industry leaders such as Novell and
 Red Hat, will be held April 24-25, 2006 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in
 downtown San Diego.  Registration is now open at www.desktoplinuxsummit.com.
     Mr. Moore has helped dozens of established companies figure out how to
 innovate in the face of inertia and escape stagnation. Moore is among Silicon
 Valley's most sought-after business strategy consultants, serving as a
 managing partner at TCG Advisors and a venture partner at Mohr Davidow
 Ventures. "Dealing with Darwin" is his first new book in six years, and
 debuted this year to critical acclaim.  His previous books -- "Crossing the
 Chasm," "Inside the Tornado," "The Gorilla Game," and "Living on the Fault
 Line" -- were all national bestsellers.  Moore will present his keynote
 address on Tuesday, April 25, at 10 a.m. and hold a book signing after his
 speech.
     In addition to Mr. Moore, the Desktop Linux Summit 2006 will feature a
 variety of well-known industry speakers, including Novell's Nat Friedman,
 Linux guru Doc Searls, tech analyst Rob Enderle, and well-known Linux author
 Marcel Gagne.  The two-day event features case studies, technical sessions,
 panel discussions and product demonstrations, as well as sessions geared
 toward opportunities in the desktop Linux market.  A list of speakers and
 agenda are available at www.desktoplinuxsummit.com."
     The Desktop Linux Summit exhibit hall will feature key companies driving
 the future of Linux and open source, including Novell, Red Hat, HP, Linspire,
 Open Country, Trolltech, Uversa, Via Technologies, REAL Software, Revelation
 Software, Alacos, and FarStone.  Open source projects such as KDE and Debian
 will also be represented.  More details on Summit sponsors can be found at
 www.desktoplinuxsummit.com/sponsors.php.  The Desktop Linux Summit is now open
 for attendees to register at www.desktoplinuxsummit.com.  Early-bird
 registration for the full conference is $75, including passes to keynote
 speeches and all other sessions plus a free T-shirt.  Passes into the exhibit
 hall only, which is open at 9 a.m. both days, are $20.
 
     For more information about the Desktop Linux Summit, please contact:
 
     Heather MacKenzie
     Desktop Linux Summit Event Manager
     info@desktoplinuxsummit.com
     858.587.6700 x 263
 
     About the Desktop Linux Summit
     The Desktop Summit (www.desktoplinuxsummit.com) is the premier event for
 companies that sell, market, or promote open source or desktop Linux-based
 products, services, applications, and technologies. The event, in its fourth
 year, is the only venue to focus exclusively on this emerging technology
 sector. Focused on the issues of Linux on the desktop, the Summit brings
 together the top industry leaders in one location. For sponsorship
 opportunities, please contact Aurelia Negrerie at
 aurelian@desktoplinuxsummit.com.
 
     Desktop Linux Summit is a trademark of Desktop Linux Summit. All other
 trademarks and/or registered trademarks are the property of their respective
 owners.
 
 

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