SmartForce and Linuxcare Collaborate to Deliver Linux Seminars for Business and Technology Managers

SmartForce and Linuxcare, Inc. announced a collaboration to deliver Linux seminars for business and technology managers starting May 25th at The live, Internet-based SmartSeminars leverage SmartForce's network and Linuxcare's deep open-source expertise to provide targeted education on the business advantages and architectural requirements of open-source software. The seminar content is derived from Linuxcare's core lines of business, including Linux professional services, technical support and product certification for enterprise customers.

These live, interactive SmartSeminars use streaming audio and video to create a dynamic learning experience and help to accelerate customers' success using open-source software to solve real-world business problems. Audience members can submit questions, respond to polls and engage in chats with Linuxcare's expert Linux developers and other attendees. The first open-source SmartSeminar, entitled 'Spotlight on Linux,' led by Dave Sifry, Linuxcare co-founder and chief technology officer, covers the open-source model, benefits of this breakthrough technology, compelling business reasons driving companies towards Linux and other open-source software products, and Linux implementations and strategies for managing the growth of Linux in heterogeneous environments. The complete schedule includes a seminar entitled 'A Technical Overview of Linux' with Dave Sifry on June 8th, 2000 and 'Linux Certificates and Specialties' on June 22nd, 2000 with Patt Montgomery. SmartSeminars can be accessed at