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LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2006 - Boston: "Product Excellence" Awards Feature Industry's Hottest Linux Companies – including Oracle, Novell, SugarCRM, BakBone and Levanta

Awards Ceremony Takes Place Tomorrow in Boston; SYS-CON.TV Will Be There

SYS-CON Media's LinuxWorld Magazine and IDG World Expo have again collaborated in the run-up to this year's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston, to administer and help judge the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards.

The awards recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors and will be presented in 12 separate categories, including a “Best of Show” award, in an event being recorded by SYS-CON.TV at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, April 5 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. 
 

“The exhibitors at LinuxWorld Expo continue to innovate and improve existing products, providing quality solutions for levels ranging from personal users to the large enterprise,” said Mark R. Hinkle, Editor-In-Chief, LinuxWorld Magazine  (pictured). “For those seeking the very best in Linux and open source solutions there’s no better forum to visit and review products than the ones showcased at this event,” he added. 

“The LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards are considered the industry standard for innovation in the Linux community. Every year we look forward to recognizing the developers of these products, which represent the best technology available to users of Linux and open source," said Melinda Kendall, group vice president, IDG World Expo.

The award judges represent a spectrum of technical professionals, business professionals and journalists from the open source industry, and finalists include:


Best Application Development Platform
• Parasoft Corporation - Parasoft SOAtest
• Trolltech - Qtopia Series 4
• Novell Inc. - Mono Development Framework

Best Clustering Solution
• Continuent - Continuent p/Cluster
• PathScale - Infiniband Interconnect

Best Desktop Solution
• SugarCRM - Sugar Enterprise 4.0
• SunWah - Linux Rays LX 1.5

Best Grid Computing Solution
• Themis - DCRM

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

Best Messaging Solution
 • Barracuda Networks - Spam Firewall 900
• Scalix - Scalix Appliance
• Message Solution, Inc. - Enterprise Email Archiving 3.0

Best Open Source Solution
• Xchange Server 5 - Open
• Project.Net Inc. - Project.Net
• SugarForge.org  - Sugar Open Source
• Sleepycat Software - Berkley DB 4.4

Best Security Solution
• Barracuda Networks - Barracuda Spyware Firewall
• Configuresoft, Inc - ECM 4.8 .
• Novell Inc - Novell Identity Manager 3

Best Systems Management Tools
• rPath Inc. - rBuilder
• BakBone - NetVault Replicator for Linux
• Splunk Professional - Splunk Professional

Best Virtualization Solution
• DataSynapse Inc - GridServer 4.2 Virtual Enterprise Edition
• rPath Inc - rBuilder Online 
• Swsoft Inc. - Virtuozzo for Linux

Most Innovative Hardware
• AMD - Dual Core AMD Opteron processors Models 885, 285 and 185
Levanta - Intrepid M 4.1
• Emperor Linux - Raven X41

Best Integration Solution
• Novell - Novell Integration Manager
• Xandros - Xandros Server
• DataDirect Technologies - Connect for ODBC 51. Service Pack 2

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queZZtion 04/04/06 08:59:13 AM EDT

So will the awards be transmitted live or just posted on SYS-CON.TV afterwards as a service to the industry?