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PRESS ADVISORY CONTACT: Michael Masterson (408)588-1200 email: firstname.lastname@example.org LINUX CREATOR AND INDUSTRY LEADERS DEBATE FUTURE OF LINUX SANTA CLARA, Calif. - July, 10, 1998 - The potential growth and industry role of Linux, the free version of the UNIX operating system that runs on Intel-based PCs and Internet servers, will be in debate next week when its creator, Linus Torvalds, joins other industry visionaries to discuss its future. Fast gaining acceptance by the ISP and Internet community, the question is whether or not Linux will garner widespread adoption in the business world, building on the prevalence of the Intel-based architecture. WHAT: Part of the Taos Tech Talk panel discussion series, The Future of Linux, will address issues including: - Will Linux take sales away from commercial UNIX or Windows NT? - How will Linux running on Intel-based Internet servers compare to UNIX running on non-Intel hardware today and in the future? - Can open-source development produce quality software? - Can open-source development ever challenge Microsoft's proprietary dominance? - Why should large corporations trust a free operating system? WHO: Panelists - Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux - Robert Hart, Red Hat Software - Sunil Saxena, Intel's UNIX performance laboratory - Larry Augustin, Silicon Valley Linux User Group and director of Linux International, a non-profit consortium of Linux users and vendors; and - Jeremy Allison, developer of SAMBA. Journalist who'll question the panel - Phillip Hughes, publisher of Linux Journal Moderator - Michael Masterson, Taos Mountain Director of Technical Services Hosts - Taos Mountain, a provider of system support and Web development services - Silicon Valley Linux User Group (SVLUG) WHEN: 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 1998. WHERE: The Santa Clara Convention Center The corner of Great America Parkway and Tasman Drive in Santa Clara, Calif. WHY: Linux is a free UNIX operating system that runs on Intel-based PCs and Internet servers. Linux is developed by an army of volunteers around the world who coordinate their efforts using the Internet. It has become the most celebrated of a whole breed of "open-source" software developed using the radical new method. Some believe that open-source development will eventually erode corporate software vendor's profits as surely as it has altered how software is made. Note: Attendance is free, but registration required. Visit www.taos.com/techtalks to register. # # #