December 18, 2003

LinuxWorld becomes 2d tech trade show to quit N.Y. for Hub

IDG World Expo, the Framingham company that is moving its flagship MacWorld Expo convention from New York to Boston, said yesterday that it is doing
the same with another of its technology industry trade shows in 2005.

The East Coast LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, a trade show for developers and users of the increasingly popular Linux computer operating system, will
be held for the first time at the John B. Hynes Convention Center in the Back Bay in February 2005. The show has been held at New York's Jacob K.
Javits Convention Center since its inception in 1999, but its organizers said they were told they won't be able to return in 2005.

IDG's East Coast MacWorld show will open the new $800 million Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in July, following a bitter battle that pitted
Boston against New York and IDG against Steve Jobs, head of Apple Computer Inc., maker of the Macintosh. Jobs disagreed with IDG's decision to move
the show out of New York and has said he and his company won't participate in the East Coast's largest gathering of Apple enthusiasts.



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