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

Contact: Marc Torres, President
Phone: 510-628-3380

Contact: Chris Farris, Vice President
Phone: 678-777-3943

For Release 9 a.m. EST, August 19, 1999

Atlanta Linux Showcase Announces Conference and Tutorial Program
1999 Atlanta Linux Showcase

The Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts and the USENIX association, in cooperation with Linux International, are pleased to announce the Conference and Tutorials Schedule for the 3rd Annual Atlanta Linux Showcase.

The tutorial program, sponsored and managed by the USENIX Association will feature two days of top rate instruction in the following subjects:

The Conference program will consist of 41 sessions with up to five sessions in each track. Our tracks cover all of the cutting edge topics in the Linux Community today: Distributed Computing, Kernel Internals, Applications, Security, System Administration, and Development. The sessions are lead by a top notch line of speakers including Bernie Thompson, Eric Raymond, Phil Hughes, Matthew O'Keefe, Jes Sorensen, Michael Hammel, Miguel de Icaza, Mike Warfield, Steve Oualline, Dirk Hondel. Full details on the conference program are available and online at:

In addition to Jeremy Allison's Keynote, Norm Shryer from AT&T Research will be giving a keynote entitled: "The Pain of Success, The Joy of Defeat: Unix History" - the story of what happened to Unix on the way from Ken Thompson's mind to the marketplace, and how this affects Linux.

ALS activities for attendees include 3 days of free vendor exhibits, freeform birds-of-a- feather sessions, and the listed tutorials, keynotes, and conference sessions.

Additional Information on the conference program can be found on the Atlanta Linux Showcase website:

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 the community's premier technical and community show organized and run by a group of computer professionals wishing to help promote Linux. ALS was founded in 1997 and is run entirely by volunteers. Last years show was the largest Linux event in 1998 drawing its attendees from 23 countries. The Atlanta Linux Showcase, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation.

Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
The Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (ALE) is the Atlanta Linux Users Group. ALE is 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 not-for-profit society of scientists, engineers, and systems administrators from around the world. Since 1975 USENIX conferences have been reporting cutting-edge developments in software and systems, bridging research and the practical in an atmosphere of peer review and open exchange of technical ideas. Please learn more about us at

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