Atlanta Linux Showcase
P.O. Box 675161
Marietta, GA 30006

Contact: Marc Torres, President

Contact: Chris Farris, Vice President

For Release 9 a.m. PST, March 8, 1999

The Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts Announce 1999 Atlanta Linux Showcase

The Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts, in cooperation with USENIX and Linux International, is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Atlanta Linux Showcase. The Atlanta Linux Showcase will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta on October 12-16 1999.

The past year has seen Linux gain a great deal of mainstream media attention and industry support, and our Conference is expanding accordingly. The 3rd Annual Atlanta Linux Showcase will feature three conference tracks over three days with 40 speakers discussing the technical and business issues concerning the Linux Operating System. In addition, an exhibition with over 140 vendors, will showcase the latest industry products for Linux. With the attention Linux has garnered in recent months, we expect over 4000 attendees.

Additional Information can be found on the Atlanta Linux Showcase website: To be kept up to date on ALS Information, sign up for our e-mail list by sending the message 'subscribe als-announce' to:

Linux is a UNIX like operating system, an alternative to MacOS and Microsoft Windows. Created by Linus Torvalds in 1991, its popularity has greatly increased in the past two years. Estimates state that there are 7 million Linux systems world wide, making it one of the most popular UNIX like operating systems on the market. Linux, developed in cooperation with the Free Software Foundation, is released under the GNU General public license, making it and the source code comprising it freely available to everyone. More information on Linux can be found at:

Atlanta Linux Showcase
The Atlanta Linux Showcase is organized and run by a group of computer professionals wishing to help promote Linux. ALS is run entirely by volunteers, and Atlanta Linux Showcase, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation.

Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
The Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (ALE) is the Atlanta Linux Users Group dedicated to advocating the use of Linux and providing an educational resource to the local Linux Community. Meetings are free and open to the public. Upcoming topics, directions, and general information may be obtained at the web site:

Linux International
Linux International is a non-profit association of groups, corporations and others that work towards the promotion of and helping direct the growth of the Linux operating system and the Linux community. More information can be found on the Linux International Website:

The USENIX Association is a professional and technical association of individuals and institutions concerned with breeding innovation in the UNIX tradition. Membership information may be obtained from the Association, 2560 Ninth Street, Suite 215, Berkeley, CA 94710, by email to, or at the web site:

Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds, USENIX is a trademark of the USENIX Association, Microsoft Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corp., MacOS is a trademark of Apple Computers, and UNIX is a trademark of Santa Cruz Operation, Inc.

For more information:
Summary of 1998 Atlanta Linux Showcase
Interested exhibitors should contact