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USENIX, the Advanced Computing Systems Association, and Linux Pro Magazine Team to Offer Live Broadcasts of USENIX Conferences

BERKELEY, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USENIX Association, a leading forum for presenting cutting-edge developments in computing, today announced that it is partnering with Linux Pro Magazine to offer live broadcasts of select USENIX conferences. By offering live streaming, USENIX continues to fulfill its mission of disseminating computing research to the community at large.

BERKELEY, Calif., July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The USENIX Association, a leading forum for presenting cutting-edge developments in computing, today announced that it is partnering with Linux Pro Magazine to offer live broadcasts of select USENIX conferences. By offering live streaming, USENIX continues to fulfill its mission of disseminating computing research to the community at large.

The upcoming 17th USENIX Security Symposium, July 28-Aug. 1 in San Jose, Calif., http://www.usenix.org/events/sec08/ and the 22nd Large Installation System Administration Conference, Nov. 9-14 in San Diego, http://www.usenix.org/events/lisa08/ will both feature live streaming of select conference sessions. For viewers who don't have time to watch in real-time, all the talks can be reviewed individually at the viewers' convenience in the video archive.

In addition, the Security Symposium keynote, "Dr. Strangevote or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Paper Ballot," by Debra Bowen, California Secretary of State, will be free and available to everyone.

"USENIX strives to make it as convenient as possible for the computing community to benefit from the leading research presented by the industry experts that our conferences attract," said Ellie Young, Executive Director, USENIX. "Live streaming is another way in which USENIX can distribute research and foster technical excellence and innovation in the computing world."

Live streaming is offered through the Linux New Media Live Stream solution and requires only a Web browser and Internet connection. Developed with open source software, the live stream solution is platform independent and does not require special software. Select USENIX conferences can be followed from a computer as a live video with a soundtrack, along with high-resolution slides. An integrated text-based chat forum offers the opportunity to provide feedback to the live stream moderators or to ask for support if needed. For pricing structure and to register, see http://www.linuxpromagazine.com/usenix_sec08.

"We are delighted to be working with USENIX," said Brian Osborn, CEO of Linux New Media USA. "Their unique content paired with our innovative solution and international network provides IT professionals worldwide with an easy and affordable way to stay abreast of key developments in information technology."

About the USENIX Association

USENIX is the Advanced Computing Systems Association. For over 30 years, it has been the leading community for engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world. USENIX conferences are the essential meeting grounds for the presentation and discussion of technical advances in all aspects of computing systems. For more information about the USENIX Association, visit http://www.usenix.org/.

About Linux Pro Magazine/Linux New Media

Linux Pro Magazine is a monthly publication for IT professionals. Linux Pro is published by Linux New Media, the world's largest publisher of magazines for the Linux operating system, with twelve regular publications in five different languages. Through its magazines, websites, and community events, Linux New Media provides a forum for IT business and the open source community.

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