Lots on tap at Linux World 2002

While Linux World Expo in New York next week will be the first of a myriad of Linux events in 2002, it could become the year's biggest Linux gig.

Keynote names at a conference are always a good sign of its importance, and this year's New York Linuxfest has drawn the likes of Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, and ComputerAssociates CEO Sanjay Kumar. The show will also be the launch pad for many Linux announcements (and a source for endless free stuff).

On the hardware front, HP is expected to announce new Linux products in the telecommunications area, while AMD will outline its plans for Linux on its 64-bit processor architecture. Server-related announcements will also be on hand from Compaq, IBM and Dell, among others.

Geodesic, a maker of application management software, is expected to launch a new software suite for Linux that can monitor, fix and report on errors in an application running onenterprise Linux servers.

Serena Software will announce a version of its ChangeMan DS product for Linux on the IBM S/390 mainframe, which can be used to manage the development and deployment of applications on a mainframe in an enterprise. Also showing management wares will be Aduva, which makes applications for automating the installation process of Linux servers and workstations.

King of the Linux applications announcements will be Computer Associates, which will launch 22 software products for Linux including Linux server management tools, plus security andsoftware for managing Linux in mixed network environments.

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