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    For Immediate Release: Free! Free! Free! Free! Free! Free! Free! Free! Free! ==================================================== The SOUTHERN
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 20, 2002
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      For Immediate Release:

      Free! Free! Free! Free! Free! Free! Free! Free! Free!

      The SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LINUX EXPO announces a special entrance
      promotion! Insert promo code F633F on the ticket-ordering page, and
      get an Exhibit-only ticket for free! Get your ticket here:


      You'll be able to see all these great exhibitors, and get a SCALE tote
      bag to boot!


      Sun Microsystems', Inc. Linux distribution is now delivered on the
      Sun[LX50, the first in a family of Linux servers that provide a flexible
      solution for applications that live on the edge of the network. Linux is
      consistent with Sun's computing vision of employing open standards and
      nonproprietary interfaces to develop products and services that address
      the needs of a variety of environments.


      IBM offers the most comprehensive portfolio of Linux-based e-business
      products in the industry, helping companies deploy integrated, scalable
      e-business solutions for a competitive advantage in an increasingly
      Web-connected world. With such a wide variety of Linux-ready IBM
      hardware, software and applications, it's no wonder more and more IBM
      Business Partners are expanding their businesses to provide Linux-based
      solutions to customers.


      MSC Linux is the definitive cluster distribution.

      MSC Linux offers many advantages over other Linux distributions. These
      advantages stem from MSC.Software's 40-year heritage and involvement in
      high-performance scientific and technical computing. Features of this
      distribution include compute cluster management tools, graphical
      interface and fast-installation with an easy-to-use, web-based
      installation and system administration.

      Sony Computer Entertainment America

      Sony will have Playstation� 2 systems running Linux using the Linux Kit
      for Playstation� 2. The kit, which comes with a hard drive, ethernet
      adaptor, keyboard and mouse, transforms the Playstation� 2 into a fully
      functional desktop computer running Linux.


      MySQL is showing off their MySQL Database Server, the most widely used
      open source database.

      The Tolis Group

      Tolis makes the BRU backup software for Linux. They will be
      demonstrating their backup solutions for everything from personal
      systems to large business networks.

      Marshel Security

      Marshel Network Security is showing its network security device based on
      open source. MNS will also be showing their on line reporting system.


      ApacheCon will be offering their discounted early bird registration at
      the Southern California Linux Expo. Normally, their early bird price
      ends on October 4th, but anyone who registers at SCALE will receive the
      early bird price special.


      Hacom is showing embedded OpenBrick platforms. OpenBrick is an open
      platform optimized for Open Source / Free Software solutions (firewall,
      micro-server, PABX, thin client, multimedia...). OpenBrick is small
      (180x118x40mm), light (about 900g) and completely silent with a fanless
      300 Mhz x86 compatible 300Mhz Geode processor. Software can be installed
      on a Compact Flash or an optional Hard Disk.

      Local User Groups:

      USCLUG: Webmin -Web-based interface for Unix system administration

      SCLUG: Guarddog Firewall - User friendly firewall generation/management
      utility; Gnucash

      LULA: Open Office; GIMP; Linux Terminal Server Project;
      Apache/PHP/Mysql; Postfix/Qpopper

      LILAX: Desktop install of FreeBSD; Notebook install of Debian

      SFVLUG: Linux server running LDAP, Cyrus, Apache, Samba, and Postfix;
      Linux client running Evolution; Windows client running Outlook with
      Bynari client DLLs, allowing it to think it's talking to an Exchange

      OCLUG: Alternate Desktops; Games: Quake 3, lbreakout2; Office
      Applications: Lyx, Abiword, Gnumeric; Wine; Unison File Syncronizer

      LPUGSC: Gentoo Linux; SCO Linux (United Linux 1.0 Beta)

      LinuxChix of LA: Open Office Transition and Integration

      SGVLUG: Virtual Terrain Server

      INLUG: Ben Cooper will be discussing the processor architecture he is
      designing for a high-speed, low-power general-purpose computer that uses
      Linux as its OS.

      Non Profit Organizations:




      FreeSCO (a free, open source alternative to Cisco)

      SoCalWUG (Wireless networking technology and security)

      LPBN: LPBN has demonstrations of the LPBN system. One new feature is
      videochat. Interviews between hosts and guests will be done through
      broadband streaming. Live video streams of host and guest are captured
      and re-broadcast out onto a single stream. The audience can see and hear
      them live and use the LPBN videochat to communicate with the host, guest
      and other members of the audience.

      FSF: FSF's mission is to preserve, protect and promote the freedom to
      use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer software, and to
      defend the rights of Free Software users.

      Quick Event Info:
      Date: November 2nd, 2002
      Time: 9 am - 5 pm (registration begins at 8 a.m.)
      Location: Davidson Conference Center on the University of Southern
      California campus

      Please visit our web site for additional conference information and to
      register. See you there! http://www.socallinuxexpo.com/

      Print a SCALE poster!: http://socallinuxexpo.com/poster/poster.pdf
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