SAN DIEGO, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Desktop Linux Summit today announced that Linux industry giants Novell and Red Hat have signed on as platinum sponsors for the show, which is the only event to focus exclusively on Linux and open source software for the desktop. In its fourth year, the Summit will be held April 24-25, 2006 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in downtown San Diego, California. Early bird registration is now open for attendees 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, Trolltech, Via Technologies, Revelation Software, desktop migration agent provider Alacos, and FarStone, a company that specializes in optimizing system recovery and performance. The Desktop Linux Summit also provides a forum for new companies entering the Linux space. More details on Summit sponsors can be found at www.desktoplinuxsummit.com/sponsors.php. One of the best reasons to attend Desktop Linux Summit is the unprecedented gathering of speakers the event has on the agenda. Not only will innovators like Doc Searls and Novell's Nat Friedman be speaking, but attendees will hear from a lineup of Linux experts to hear case studies and best practices on topics including emerging markets, migration, Linux for SMBs, desktop Linux in educational markets, and open source for corporate desktops. A list of speakers and agenda are available at www.desktoplinuxsummit.com/agenda.php. New this year to the Desktop Linux Summit is the addition of the Tux Squad Linux Install Fest, an event where all Summit attendees can have a Linux distribution installed on their computer during the show. Volunteer experts from Linux User Groups and sponsor companies will be on hand to answer attendee questions about Linux and help them install the operating system. For more information about the Linux Install Fest, visit www.desktoplinuxsummit.com/tuxsquad.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 keynotes 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 Summit Event Manager email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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