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SYS-CON Announces 2007 Linux and Enterprise Open Source Reader's Choice Awards

Winners Named in 13 Categories at Enterprise Open Source Conference & Expo 2007 East

SYS-CON Media (www.sys-con.com), the world's leading i-technology media and events company, has announced the winners of its Linux and Enterprise Open Source Readers' Choice Awards.

The awards recognize the best tools, solutions, and education offerings in 13 categories. Winners were selected through reader-submitted nominations, followed by online voting at SYS-CON Media’s world-leading Linux and Enterprise Open Source online magazine sites (www.opensource.sys-con.com and www.linux.sys-con.com).

The awards were announced at the Enterprise Open Source Conference & Expo 2007, produced by SYS-CON Events June 25-27 in New York.

"We applaud all of today's winners and finalists on their achievement in winning our Readers' Choice Award," said Roger Strukhoff, Editorial Director and Group Publisher of SYS-CON Media. "Our readers live and breathe the uniquely compelling vision and potential of the Linux OS in particular and open source software in general, both as an integral contributor to enterprise IT today and its collaborative potential for continued innovation on a global basis.”

Following is a list of the 2007 Linux and Enterprise Open Source Reader’s Choice Awards winners:

Best Linux Book
Winner – Ubuntu Unleashed, Andrew Hudson and Paul Hudson, SAMS Press

Best Linux Database
Winner – Adaptive Server Enterprise 15, Sybase

Best Linux Distribution
Winner – Ubuntu, Ubuntu.org

Best Linux Groupware Server
Winner – Open X-Change Server, Open X-Change

Best Linux Productivity Tool
Winner – Novell Evolution, Novell

Best Linux Storage Software Solution
Winner – Veritas Storage Foundation Basic and Management Server, Symantec

Best Linux Systems Management Tool
Winner – Zenoss Core, Zenoss

Best Open Source Developer Tool
Winner – Eclipse, The Eclipse Foundation

Best Open Source E-Mail Server
Winner – Sendmail, Sendmail, Inc.

Best Open Source Product
Winner – Jive Software Wildfire EIM Server, Jive Software

Best Open Source Programming Environment
Winner – Eclipse, The Eclipse Foundation

Best Security Solution
Winner – ServerProtect for Linux, Trend Micro

Best Virtualization Solution
Winner – VMWare, VMWare

About SYS-CON Media
SYS-CON Media, listed in the Inc 500 three years in a row as the fastest-growing, privately held publishing company in the U.S., is the world’s leadiing publisher exclusively serving i-technology markets.

SYS-CON's well-known and highly respected magazines' Web portals include: AJAXWorld Magazine (www.ajax.sys-con.com); Java Developer's Journal (www.java.sys-con.com); .NET Developer's Journal (www.dotnet.sys-con.com); Enterprise Open Source Magazine (www.opensource.sys-con.com); Linux.SYS-CON.com (www.linux.sys-con.com); SOA World Magazine (www.soa.sys-con.com); Wireless Business & Technology (www.wireless.sys-con.com); XML-Journal (www.xml.sys-con.com); WebLogic Developer's Journal (www.weblogic.sys-con.com); WebSphere Journal (www.websphere.sys-con.com); Web Developer's & Designer's Journal (www.webddj.sys-con.com); ColdFusion Developer's Journal (www.coldfusion.sys-con.com); PowerBuilder Developer's Journal (www.pbdj.sys-con.com); IT Solutions Guide (www.itsolutions.sys-con.com); Virtualization Journal (www.virtualization.sys-con.com); Eclipse Developer's Journal (www.eclipse.sys-con.com); Symbian Developer's Journal (www.symbian.sys-con.com); Web Hosting Journal (www.webhosting.sys-con.com); and Web 2.0 Journal (www.web2.sys-con.com).

Each month SYS-CON Media reaches over two million i-technology professionals through its specialty journals, magazines, conferences, SYS-CON.TV (www.SYS-CON.TV), the world's first branded blog community (www.blog-n-play.com), live and on-demand Webcasts (www.webcast.sys-con.com), and the SYS-CON interactive portal with more than 100 Websites at www.sys-con.com.

About SYS-CON Events, Inc.
SYS-CON Events, Inc. (www.events.sys-con.com) is the world's leading producer of i-Technology conferences, seminars and expos, including SOA World Conference & Expo (www.soaworld2007.com), Virtualization Conference & Expo (www.virtualizationconference.com), Enterprise Open Source Conference (www.events.sys-con.com), AJAXWorld Conference & Expo (www.ajaxworld.com ), "Real-World Flex" Seminar Series (www.flexseminar.com), iTVcon - Internet TV Conference & Expo (www.itvcon.com), Real-World Java One-Day Seminar (www.events.sys-con.com), and Real-World Ruby-on-Rails Seminar.

Contact:
Carmen Gonzalez
SYS-CON Media
advertising@sys-con.com

201 802-3021

Roger Strukhoff
SYS-CON Events
events@sys-con.com

201 802-3029

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'We applaud all of today's winners and finalists on their achievement in winning our Readers' Choice Award,' said Roger Strukhoff, Editorial Director and Group Publisher of SYS-CON Media. 'Our readers live and breathe the uniquely compelling vision and potential of the Linux OS in particular and open source software in general, both as an integral contributor to enterprise IT today and its collaborative potential for continued innovation on a global basis.'

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