SuSE Linux Hosts UK Linux Conference

SuSE Linux Ltd, Europe's leading Linux distributor, will be hosting the first UK Linux Conference on 1st June at the Olympia Conference Centre in London. The Conference, in association with IBM, is set to position Linux as a viable option for the corporate desktop, whilst preserving its traditional role of powering many corporate servers. Leading industry figures, including Larry Augustin of VA Linux, Alan Cox of Red Hat, Dirk Hohndel of SuSE Linux and Vice President of the Xfree86 Project, and John Hall from Linux International, will discuss issues ranging from the origins and direction of Linux, to the increasing relevance it has in the business environment today. In keeping with the vendor-neutral ethos of Linux, the conference will take a generic look at the adoption of Linux and delegates from all corners of the business community will hear about the virtues of an operating system which is robust, secure, versatile and cost effective.

With Linux growth predictions exceeding 25% year on year until 2003, the conference is set to attract senior business decision makers, IT directors and managers from the entire business spectrum who are interested in improving the efficiency and stability of their IT systems. The SuSE Linux Conference, will be running in conjunction with the first day of the Linux Expo 2000 in the Grand Hall of Olympia, where SuSE will also have a stand, number 117. About SuSE SuSE Linux AG, with a workforce of over 350 people, is a leading international Linux distributor. The company offers an extensive range of qualified consulting and support services for using Linux in a business environment, as well as commercial Linux software and complete Linux systems. More than 50,000 business customers and 1 million consumers use SuSE Linux worldwide due to its stability and high quality. SuSE has offices in Germany, the US, the UK, Czech Republic and Italy. SuSE received the award for 'Best Linux Distribution' at LinuxWorld Expo 2000 in New York. SuSE contributes extensively to Linux development projects such as the Linux kernel, glibc, XFree86TM, KDE, ISDN4Linux, ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture) and USB (Universal Serial Bus). More information is available at