Boston, Massachusetts – (The Hosting News) – April 6, 2006 – The winners of the Product Excellence Awards at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo, held this week at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, have been announced by IDG World Expo in conjunction with Sys-Con Media.
Melinda Kendall, Group Vice President of IDG World Expo commented, ”We’re so thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize these companies that are making strides in innovating and improving existing products in the open source community. We’d like to congratulate all the winners, as well as our finalists, for making this year’s Product Excellence Awards program at LinuxWorld Expo so competitive.”
Divided into 12 product categories, including a ”Best of Show” award, the LinuxWorld Product Excellence Awards recognize product and service innovations by LinuxWorld exhibitors. The judges were comprised from an independent panel of technical professionals, business professionals and journalists from the Linux and open source industry.
The ”Best of Show” award, which recognizes the best total industry solution, was presented to Novell for their OpenSUSE product.
Additional award winners included:
Best Application Development Platform Novell -Mono Development Framework
Best Clustering Solution Continuent – Continuent p/Cluster
Best Desktop Solution SunWah – Linux Rays LX 1.5
Best Grid Computing Solution Themis – DCRM
Best Database Solution Oracle – Oracle Database 10g Express Edition
Best Messaging Solution Scalix – Scalix Appliance
Best Open Source Solution Xchange Server 5 – Open
Best Security Solution Barracuda Networks – Barracuda Spyware Firewall
Best Systems Management Tools rPath Inc. – rBuilder
Best Virtualization Solution SWsoft Inc.- Virtuozzo for Linux Most Innovative Hardware AMD
– Dual Core AMD Opteron processors Models 885, 285 and 185
Best Integration Solution Xandros – Xandros Server
Stephen E. Harris, Vice President of Communications at Xandros commented, ”Xandros is not just a desktop company anymore and winning the award for Best Integration Solution is evidence of that. This award is also a tremendous affirmation of our business strategy, the awards program at LinuxWorld Expo, and a wonderful way to launch our product.”
To learn more, please visit: www.linuxworldexpo.com.