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LinuxWorld, San Francisco: LinuxWorld Magazine Editors Judge Product Excellence Awards

LinuxWorld, San Francisco: LinuxWorld Magazine Editors Judge Product Excellence Awards

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    This year here at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, San Francisco, the show's Product Excellence Awards have been managed by LinuxWorld Magazine in conjunction with IDG World Expo, the show's organizers.

    LinuxWorld Magazine put together for the awards a distinguished panel of judges, including: Kevin Bedell, editor in chief for LinuxWorld Magazine; Bill Claybrooke, LinuxWorld.com author and industry analyst at New River Linux; Gary Hein, vice president and service director for Application Platform Strategies at the Burton Group; Sam Hiser, marketing project co-lead for OpenOffice.org; Dee-Ann LeBlanc, Linux author, consultant and trainer and LinuxWorld Magazine's Gaming Industry Editor; Robin "Roblimo" Miller, editor in chief for OSDN; Paul Nowak, CIO for the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE); Brian Proffitt, managing editor for Linux Today, LinuxPlanet and JustLinux; Stacey Quandt, industry analyst at Quandt Analytics; Bill Roth, senior technical evangelist at E.phiphany; Doc Searls, senior editor for Linux Journal; Leon Shiman, president of Shiman Associates and member of the Board of Directors for X.org; John Terpstra, mentor on the Samba Project; James Turner, senior editor for LinuxWorld Magazine; Maria Winslow, open source business analyst; and John Weathersby, executive director of the Open Source Software Institute.

    The finalists for the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards, which will be presented today in 13 separate categories and recognize the best products and services showcased on the exhibit floor at LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, include:

    Best Data Backup or Storage Solution
    PolyServe, Inc: PolyServe NAS Cluster Solution
    Storix, Inc: System Backup Administrator
    Computer Associates: BrightStor ARCserve Backup

    Best Database Solution
    Computer Associates: Ingres
    Oracle: Oracle Database 10g
    IBM: IBM DB2 Universal Database
    Object Web: C-JDBC
    Voltaire: TerraGrid DBScale

    Best Open Source Solution
    Mozilla Foundation: Mozilla FireFox
    Computer Associates: Ingres
    Novell: Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
    Gentoo Linux: Gentoo Linux 2004.2

    Best Utility/Grid Computing Solution
    IBM: IBM Deep Computing Capacity on Demand
    Topspin Communications: Topspin Utility Computing Solution, featuring VFrameT software suite
    VMWare: VMWare GSX 3.1
    Emic Networks: Emic Application Cluster 2.0

    Best Security Solution
    NetIQ: NetIQ Vulnerability Manager 5.0
    Novell: Novell Nsure
    Astaro: Astaro Security Linux

    Best Productivity/Business Application
    Sun Microsystems: StarOffice and Migration Tools
    Novell: Novell Evolution 2.0 / GroupWise
    KDE: Quanta Plus
    Hummingbird Ltd: Exceed onDemand 4.5
    Computer Associates: BrightStor Document Manager

    Best Messaging Solution
    Mozilla Foundation: Mozilla Thunderbird
    Barracuda Networks: Barracuda Spam Firewall 600
    Novell: GroupWise 6.5 for Linux, Evolution and Gaim
    Stalker Software: Communigate Pro v4.2 Real-Time Communication

    Best Application Development Platform or Tool
    Red Hat: Red Hat Application Server
    Novell: Mono
    Parasoft: Insure++
    Sun Microsystems: Sun Java Studio Creator

    Best Systems Management Tools
    Novell: ZENworks Linux Management
    Black Duck Software: protexIP/development
    RLX Technologies: RLX Control Tower 6G
    Xandros, Inc: Xandros Desktop Management Server

    Best Embedded Solution
    IBM: IBM Cloudscape V10.0
    Trolltech: Qtopia Phone Edition

    Best Clustering Solution
    Red Hat: Red Hat Global File System
    IBM: IBM Departmental Supercomputing Solutions
    Penguin Computing: Scyld Beowulf

    Most Innovative Hardware Solution
    Rackable Systems: Rackable Systems Scale Out Server Series
    E28 Limited: E2800+
    Sun Microsystems: Sun Ray Thin Client

    Best Integration Solution
    Alacos: Linux Migration Agent Professional
    Novell: exteNd Suite 5.2
    Veritas: Storage Foundation 4.0

    There will also be a Best of Show award. Most of the finalists and winners will subsequently be interviewed on SYS-CON Radio, which as ever is present at LinuxWorld San Francisco this year to bring LinuxWorld.com readers live audio interviews with the movers and shakers of the open source and Linux worlds.


     

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