This year's Desktop Summit is shaping up to be the best ever with an
array of products, speakers and companies on display. Here are some of
the highlights of the event you won't want to miss - so register today for
this information-packed 3-day event. Just $99* gets you admission to
exhibits and speakers,
lunches and a T-shirt
- the best conference bargain around!
10) OpenOffice.org 2.0 beta - The best low-cost office suite backed by the
enormous commitment of Sun Microsystems continues to improve. The 2.0 beta will be on
display with a long list of new features and even better
interoperability with Microsoft Office.
9) Ease-of-Use Awards - Is desktop Linux really easy enough now for the average computer
user? What happens when you pit the top Linux
against each other
and Microsoft Windows XP on
ease-of-use? Start-up time? Install time? Find the
revealing answers at the Summit!
8) MP3 - Since the sale of MP3.com, I've largely avoided the
digital music business. But it's still a passion of mine and I've got a surprise in store which I'll unveil at the Summit.
7) OpenOffice.org Base - Open source's answer to Microsoft Access will be
making its debut in a public forum. Does it have what it takes to
compete with well-entrenched Access?
6) Lightning strikes a Thunderbird - The Mozilla Firefox browser has
debuted to rave reviews. Next up
is Thunderbird, their email client. And newly announced is Lightning,
the code name for their calendaring application. Can Lightning strike
twice or even three times
for Mozilla? You'll hear from the
leading Mozilla developers in the world at the Summit, see demos of the
latest products and get a glimpse of what the future
5) Linspire 5.0 - For
those of you who have been asking what is next with Linspire, here is
the opportunity to see and try the new features of Linspire 5.0.
New features include improved networking, new user interface, DVD
burning support, and much more.
4) Helix DNA - You want that song or video to play on your PC, phone,
or PDA right? So does Rob Glaser, CEO of RealNetworks, which is why
they're championing Helix DNA, first open
platform for digital media creation, delivery and playback. Come here
and see Helix in action and Rob's vision for the future of media.
3) Chandler - Mitch Kapor invented the modern-day spreadsheet Lotus
1-2-3. He was also the designer of Lotus Agenda, the first product to
be called a PIM (Personal Information Manager). Now he's building what
he calls an Interpersonal Information Manager and it goes by the code
name Chandler. Can he invent a third product category? This brilliant
software designer will be giving a keynote to talk about "Open Source
Democracy, What Politics Can Learn from Technology" and hopefully
demoing Chandler as well!
2) XP Starter Kit vs. Desktop Linux - Is Microsoft Windows XP Starter
Kit exactly what emerging markets need in features and price? How does
it compare with Desktop Linux products?
1)AMD Personal Internet Communicator (PIC) -
By the end of the decade there will be more than 1.3 billion PCs on
this planet (there's about 575 million now). That growth will largely
come from emerging markets and AMD's visionary CEO believes he has the
device that can make it happen - the Personal Internet Communicator
(PIC). His '50x15 plan' calls for 50% of the planet to be on the net by
2015 and many of these will be using his sub $200 machine. Come hear more from AMD, one of the platinum
sponsors of the Summit.
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