Novell and Red Hat Take Top Sponsorships at 4th Annual Desktop Linux Summit

Industry Luminaries Line Agenda for Only Event Dedicated to Desktop Linux

Feb 02, 2006, 00:00 ET from Desktop Linux Summit

    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
     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
     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
      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
     The Desktop Linux Summit is now open for attendees to register at  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
     858.587.6700 x 263
     About the Desktop Linux Summit
     The Desktop Summit ( 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
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