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10 **MUST SEES** at the Desktop Summit Feb 9-11th 2005

This year's Desktop Summit is shaping up to be the best ever with an exciting 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!

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10) 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 versions 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, 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) 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 holds.

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.

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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 multi-format 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?

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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.

-- Michael

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