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It's a very busy week on the trade show front this week. We have reporters and editors at LinuxWorld in Boston, where Novell affirmed its commitment to Linux; at RSA Conference in San Francisco, where Bill Gates promised to release a version of IE that better protects users from malicious code; and at Demo@15, where the lucky attendees get to try out the cool innovations that are making their debut at the show.


Catch the latest LinuxWorld Boston news headlines here:

Novell debuts slew of Linux wares, 02/15/05

Novell Tuesday at LinuxWorld announced a slew of Linux offerings that are expected to bolster its status in the open source community.

Red Hat embraces Solaris, 2.6 kernel, 02/15/05

Red Hat is bringing Sun's Solaris operating system into the Red Hat Network, the company said Tuesday as it launched the latest update to its flagship Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in Boston.

Yosemite unveils disk-based backup, 02/15/05

Backup vendor Yosemite Technologies announced Tuesday at LinuxWorld in Boston that it has created a service pack for its TapeWare 7 software that enables disk-based backup.

AMD makes virtualization pact, 02/15/05

AMD and XenSource announced Tuesday at LinuxWorld in Boston that they will port the open source Xen virtualization software to the chip giant’s AMD64 technology.

IBM program aimed at cultivating Linux ISVs, 02/14/05

IBM is readying a number of new marketing programs that the computer giant hopes will encourage another 6,000 independent software vendors to port their software to the Linux operating system over the next three years.


Catch the latest RSA Conference news headlines here:

RSA Conference spotlights secure messaging, 02/16/05

Messaging vendors have flocked to the RSA Conference in San Francisco this week to announce products designed to help enterprises protect themselves from e-mail threats.

Symantec CEO affirms strategy shift, 02/15/05

IT security technology vendors need to change their businesses to respond to new requirements, such as making products that not only protect from attacks but detect them before they hit, Symantec  CEO John Thompson told a packed audience at the RSA Conference in San Francisco Tuesday.

Gates promises free anti-spyware, new version of IE, 02/15/05

Microsoft by midyear plans to release a test version of a new Internet Explorer browser that better protects users from scams and malicious code while surfing the Web, the company announced Tuesday.

Drumbeat of security products to roll across RSA Conference, 02/15/05

The RSA Conference 2005 this week will be a showcase for product rollouts from established vendors and start-ups, with RSA Security, the show’s organizer, grabbing the spotlight to announce its authentication server will be offered in appliance form for the first time.

Vendors strengthen messaging security, 02/14/05

With attempts to offer customers one-stop shopping while maintaining a competitive edge, messaging security vendors are adding new services and features to complement their spam- and virus-protection offerings.

Novell unveils security appliance, 02/14/05

Novell this week is expected to launch a software-based security appliance for small and midsized businesses that will protect them from threats such as hackers, viruses, worms, spam and intrusions.

Microsoft, eBay, Visa form Phish Report Network, 02/14/05

To make it easier to identify and react to new scam Web sites, Microsoft , eBay and Visa Monday said they are launching a program to share information about online identity theft scams known as "phishing attacks."

Cisco launches IPS offensive, 03/14/05

Cisco this week will announce its presence as a player in the intrusion-prevention system market with five appliances and software that adds IPS capabilities to Cisco switches, firewalls and routers.



Catch the latest Demo@15 news headlines here:

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No lack of cool at Demo@15, 02/14/05

Demo is one of the few shows where you look at some of the products and say, "Wow, I can't wait to try that." Over the past 15 years the show has produced several "gotta-have" devices and software, and this year is no different.

Demo@15 spotlights security, 02/14/05

Of the 74 companies showing off their wares at this year's Demo@15 conference, more than half are focused on the enterprise.

Wireless gear, conferencing tools to debut, 02/14/05

Wireless and conferencing technologies also are garnering attention at this year's Demo show .

Additional Demo@15 demonstrators, 02/14/05

Here are some additional profiles from the more than 70 companies debuting products or technologies at this year's Demo@15 conference ...


RealNetworks, Siemens join media delivery offerings, 02/15/05

RealNetworks and Siemens have extended their global reseller partnership to sell software that combines their media delivery technologies, the companies announced Tuesday at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes.

Siemens mum on handset unit, launches WiMAX system, 02/14/05

Siemens was unable to avoid the inevitable at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes: questions about the future of its mobile phone unit.

Sony Ericsson plans Walkman phone, 02/14/05

Sony Ericsson will unveil a mobile phone-cum-digital music player early next month, company President Miles Flint announced at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes on Monday.

McAfee, InnoPath team on mobile anti-virus updates, 02/14/05

McAfee is teaming with InnoPath Software to develop technology that will allow mobile device users to update their anti-virus software over the air and better guard against a new generation of mobile threats, the companies said Monday.

PalmSource shows off new smart phone software, 02/14/05

PalmSource Monday introduced a range of mobile phone software and third-party applications at the 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, highlighting its extension from PDAs to smart phones.

Bank transactions come to U.K. cell phones, 02/14/05

The cash machine is coming to the mobile phone in the U.K. with a service that will let subscribers check a bank account balance and buy mobile phone minutes anywhere their phones work.

* UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS (Feb., March., April )

Internet Telephony Conference & Expo

Feb. 22-25, Miami, Fla.

Winter 2005 Biometrics Summit

Feb. 23-25, Miami, Fla.

SHARE (IBM user group) 

Feb. 27-March 4, Anaheim, Calif.

Embedded Systems Conference

March 6-10, San Francisco

VON (Voices on the Net) Spring 2005

March 7-10, San Jose

CTIA Wireless 2005

March 14-16, New Orleans

CeBIT 2005

March 10-16, Hannover, Germany

Novell BrainShare 2005

March 20-25, Salt Lake City, Utah

Gartner Outsourcing Summit

April 4-6, Los Angeles

Gartner Wireless and Mobile Summit

April 11-13, Orlando, Fla.,

CAworld 2005

April 17-21, Orlando, Fla.


April 25-27, Seattle, Wash.,


The tours begin in March. Check here for listings and topics


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