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, September 7, 1999

Pre-registration Discount Deadline One Week Away
1999 Atlanta Linux Showcase

The Atlanta Linux Showcase announces the upcoming pre-registration deadline of September 15, 1999 for the 3rd Annual Atlanta Linux Showcase. This premier technical and Linux community event will be held October 12 - 16, 1999 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

Featuring Linux tutorials presented by the USENIX association and three full days of over 40 technical, advocacy and business conference sessions, the 1999 Atlanta Linux Showcase will be an event computer professionals and Linux end users cannot afford to miss.

Over 70 leading Linux companies including Compaq (NYSE:CPQ), Red Hat Software (Nasdaq:RHAT), SuSE, and VA Linux Systems will be exhibiting on the show floor. VARs, IT professionals, and Linux users alike can find everything they need to make wise decisions for building Linux solutions within their businesses or home.

Also featured at this year's Showcase will be:

Atlanta Linux Showcase registration is open now through October 4 1999 and may be accessed on-line, at Attendees may also register onsite October 12 through October 16. Those who pre-register are eligible to purchase a conference package for $100/day ($80/day for USENIX members, $75/day for students and seniors). Conference packages purchased after September 15, 1998 are $125/day ($105/day for USENIX members, $100/day for students and seniors). Exhibition hall admission and events are free of charge. A discount is available for a 3 day conference registration.

Additional Information on the show can be found on the Atlanta Linux Showcase web site at

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

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 registered trademark of The Open Group.