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The Linux Week in Review – SYS-CON.TV and LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards 2006

Televized Winners Included Novell, Oracle, Xandros, AMD, rPath, Barracuda Networks, Scalix, Themis, Open Xchange, SunWah, & Cont

The winners of this year's "LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards" were presented with their trophies at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston at an Awards ceremony emceed by SYS-CON Media Group Publisher & Editorial Director Jeremy Geelan and captured on SYS-CON.TV for distribution Web-wide. The prestigious "Best of Show" Award, presented at the futuristic Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (pictured) went to the Novell-sponsored openSUSE project.

The Awards, which as in previous years were organized jointly by SYS-CON Media's LinuxWorld Magazine and IDG World Expo, recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors and were presented in 12 separate categories, plus the “Best of Show” award. The event was recorded by SYS-CON.TV's cameras at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, April 5 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

Here is the list of winners in full:

Best Application Development Platform
• Novell Inc. - Mono Development Framework

Best Clustering Solution
• Continuent - Continuent p/Cluster

Best Desktop Solution
• SunWah - Linux Rays LX 1.5

Best Grid Computing Solution
• Themis - DCRM

Best Database Solution
• Oracle - Oracle Database 10g Express Edition

Best Messaging Solution
 • Scalix - Scalix Appliance

Best Open Source Solution
• Xchange Server 5 - Open

Best Security Solution
• Barracuda Networks - Barracuda Spyware Firewall

Best Systems Management Tools
• rPath Inc. - rBuilder

Best Virtualization Solution
• Swsoft Inc. - Virtuozzo for Linux

Most Innovative Hardware
• AMD - Dual Core AMD Opteron processors Models 885, 285 and 185

Best Integration Solution

• Xandros - Xandros Server


Also recorded on at LinuxWorld 2006 in Boston were executives from all of the following leading companies, all of whom talked in detail with SYS-CON.TV host Jeremy Geelan about their latest initiatives and overall open-source philosophy:

Eirik Chambe-Eng, President of Trolltech (www.trolltech.com)
Erik Logan, CTO, Pogo Linux (www.pogolinux.com)
Doug Levin, CEO, Black Duck Software (http://www.blackducksoftware.com)
Miguel de Icaza, VP Developer Platform and Mono Project leader, Novell (www.novell.com)
Donald Becker, CTO of Penguin Computing (www.penguincomputing.com)
Pierre Fricke, Director of Product Management, JBoss (www.jboss.com)
Jacob Taylor, Co-Founder & CTO, SugarCRM (www.sugarcrm.com)
Serguei Beloussov, Chairman & CEO, SWSoft (www.swsoft.com)
Russell Shelton Director, OEM Business Development, Continuent (www.continuent.com)
Gary Cornell, CEO & Publisher, Apress; and W. Jason Gilmore, Assistant Editorial Director (www.apress.com)
Michael Lueffler, Business Development & Marketing, open SUSE (www.opensuse.org)
Adam Fineberg, VP of Engineering for Levanta (www.levanta.com)
Maria Winslow, Editorial Board Member, LinuxWorld Magazine (www.LinuxWorld.com)
Jeff Liang, CTO of MessageSolution Inc. (www.messagesolution.com)
Tony Mauphin, VoiceRD Practice Manager, NovaCoast (www.novacoast.com)
Erich Forler, Senior Product Development Manager, Xandros (www.xandros.com)
Dan Kusnetsky, EVP, Marketing Strategy, Open-Xchange (www.open-xchange.com)
Chad Hanson, Manager, Trusted Operating Systems Development Lab, Trusted Computer Solutions (www.trustedCS.com) Douglas C. Norton, Director of Strategic Alliances, Newisys (www.newisys.com)
Tom Myers, Senior Product Manager, Mapinfo (www.mapinfo.com)
David Stapp, President, i*hydra (www.ihydra.com)
Vitor Souza, Marketing Coordinator, bitdefender (www.bitdefender.com)
John Nguyen, Worldwide Channel Marketing Manager, Tyan Computer Corp (www.tyan.com)
and Dan Elder, Linux Practice Manager, NovaCoast (www.novacoast.com)

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James Mohr 04/12/06 04:30:27 AM EDT

It would have been nice to see what the criteria was for these awards. That is, I would have liked to see what aspects of the product were considered and even why each product was rated the way it was, especially in comparison to the other products. Or maybe I missed it.

SYS-CON Deutschland News Desk 04/10/06 02:58:39 PM EDT

The winners of this year's 'LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards' were presented with their trophies at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston at an Awards ceremony emceed by SYS-CON Media Group Publisher & Editorial Director Jeremy Geelan and captured on SYS-CON.TV for distribution Web-wide. The prestigious 'Best of Show' Award went to the Novell-sponsored openSUSE project.

SYS-CON Brasil News Desk 04/10/06 01:35:53 PM EDT

The winners of this year's 'LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards' were presented with their trophies at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston at an Awards ceremony emceed by SYS-CON Media Group Publisher & Editorial Director Jeremy Geelan and captured on SYS-CON.TV for distribution Web-wide. The prestigious 'Best of Show' Award went to the Novell-sponsored openSUSE project.

SYS-CON Austrailia News Desk 04/10/06 12:40:01 PM EDT

The winners of this year's 'LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards' were presented with their trophies at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston at an Awards ceremony emceed by SYS-CON Media Group Publisher & Editorial Director Jeremy Geelan and captured on SYS-CON.TV for distribution Web-wide. The prestigious 'Best of Show' Award went to the Novell-sponsored openSUSE project.

SYS-CON India News Desk 04/10/06 10:34:46 AM EDT

The winners of this year's 'LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards' were presented with their trophies at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston at an Awards ceremony emceed by SYS-CON Media Group Publisher & Editorial Director Jeremy Geelan and captured on SYS-CON.TV for distribution Web-wide. The prestigious 'Best of Show' Award went to the Novell-sponsored openSUSE project.

Small-Is-Terminal 04/09/06 09:06:26 AM EDT

No HP at LinuxWorld this year so no 'Best of Show' for them, or for Sun. Or for Microsoft or for Oracle. Looks like LinuxWorld Boston is on its last legs.

filosofo 04/08/06 11:00:03 AM EDT

I was surprised at how few attendees there were; maybe it had to do with being the last day of the conference. Those at the booths seemed a little desperate to get rid of their free t-shirts and pens.

I'm probably naive to think this odd, but whereas Red Hat had a large, multi-section booth in front, Fedora was tucked away in the back. Are they pretending that they're not related, at least when having company over?

Tina Gasperson 04/08/06 10:53:08 AM EDT

LinuxWorld didn't have enough exhibitors to fill up the floor, and many booth operators looked like they needed more to do.

InOtherNews 04/08/06 10:34:39 AM EDT

Brian Proffit & Amy Newman's verdict: "What's the real draw of LinuxWorld? It's clearly no longer a developer/community show. One executive told us he thinks it should be a show for the customers. He might have a point. The question is, can IDG create the kind of energy and program to attract those Linux customers in?"

Perens2006 04/08/06 10:31:14 AM EDT

okay so maybe they weren't there, Sun & co, but some things *never* change at LinuxWorld: Bruce Perens was there, still striving to convince the community that it's time to challenge the patent system...

Raven Zachary 04/08/06 09:59:27 AM EDT

Two email products won awards in different categories, which I found a bit unusual. Maria Winslow, one of the judges, posted a blog entry about the process. View link: http://winslow.linuxworld.com/linuxworld_conference_awards.htm

W. Jason Gilmore 04/08/06 09:55:25 AM EDT

I was surprised to see that attendance at this show was not up to the usual LinuxWorld standards.

Missing in Action 04/08/06 09:49:19 AM EDT

There was no PHP or Zend booth, nothing from Debian, Mandriva or Mozilla.

Absent Freinds 04/08/06 09:44:49 AM EDT

It would have been good to see IBM, Sun, and HP at this show; do we know why they boycotted it this year???

Miguel Rocks 04/05/06 12:54:48 PM EDT

What a coup for Mono!!

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