London, 5th June 2006: LinuxWorld 2006 is tipped to set the latest trends in Open Source and Linux technologies. The show, which is expected to attract IT decision makers, business professionals and Linux enthusiasts, will showcase the latest technology, debate the use of Open Source in business, touch on virtualisation and give advice on Linux-based mobile phones. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo will take place at Olympia 2, 25-26th October 2006.
The show is the only Linux and Open Source event in the UK and will appeal to a cross section of industries including automotive, health, banking, retail, education and local government. Participation has already been confirmed by some of the largest players in the Open Source world including Google, RedHat and Novell.
The two-day event will include a comprehensive conference programme, featuring real life case studies such as Chris Lewis, Group IT Manager, Malmaison Ltd, a major hotel-chain, which is in the process of moving to an Open Source environment. Laurent Lachal, a senior analyst, from research group Ovum will talk about Linux software and service revenue opportunities in enterprises and public sector organisations, as well as among individual consumers.
“Over the last year, the Linux and Open Source space has changed considerably. Indeed many experts have felt that Open Source was being taken over by large companies,” commented Sarah Williams, event director, Turret Group, who is organising the event.
“But that is not the case, Open Source is evolving, growing up, if you like and is now seen as a viable and more stable alternative to Windows. LinuxWorld 2006 is set to be the biggest and best UK show ever. It will showcase the latest Open Source technology and have experts on hand to help IT Managers and Directors make the best choices when purchasing and deploying Open Source software.”
The event will also feature the infamous .Org Village, which will showcase some of the projects, campaigns and organisations, which have been, and still are, key in the development and distribution of free Open Source technology.
For more information please visit http://www.linuxworldexpo.co.uk/
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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 is a business unit of IDG, the world’s leading technology media, research and event company.
About Linux World
LinuxWorld is held in 12 countries and there are 15 shows (2 per year in the US, Japan, and in China; 1 each in Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Germany, UK, Italy and Netherlands.
About Turret Group
Turret Group is an event organiser based in West London. Formerly Turret RAI plc, the company organises trade shows, conferences and publishes specialist magazines and directories.
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