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USENIX '99 Annual Technical Conference
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Pre-Registration Discount Deadline: May 3, 1999. Hotel Discount Deadline: May 14, 1999

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A renowned conference by and for programmers, developers, and system administrators working in advanced systems and software

Dear Colleague:
In one beautiful place, under one roof, you can learn the results of the latest research, master important new skills in the tutorials, learn about the latest developments and newest application in open source software, and meet your peers and share solutions to common problems. You can do all this and more at the USENIX Annual Technical Conference.

If you are looking for superior instruction in techniques and technologies that you can put to use immediately, sign up for the tutorials. Courses are led by fine teachers who are hands-on experts. This year the tutorial program is expanded to three days. Choose from 24 tutorials on topics in systems administration, security, Linux, high availability, kernel internals, Perl, performance tuning, network programming and configuration, and more.

Refereed papers are the heart of the conference's reputation for cutting-edge, technically excellent research. The program committee received 63 fine submissions and selected 23. Papers are on topics of especially high current interest such as resource management, file systems, virtual memory systems, security, Web server performance, storage systems, and O/S performance.

The Invited Talks track offers a wide variety of very interesting presentations, concentrating on relevant topics such as Y2K, the Microsoft antitrust trial and Internet telephony, with an approach that is extremely practical.

The very popular FREENIX track returns. FREENIX is devoted to *BSD, Linux, Apache, Samba and the full range of freely redistributable software. This year's top-quality papers, talks and evening sessions delve into a wide range of topics, from new file systems and device drivers to making the business case for free software. You'll meet with the leading developers and fellow fans and fanatics. Anyone interested in open source software will appreciate the technical quality and relevance of the FREENIX track.

John Ousterhout, creator of Tcl/Tk, CEO of Scriptics Corporation, and leading figure in the open source world will deliver the conference keynote. His attention will be on a fundamental shift in software development to integration applications - created by coordinating and extending existing applications, protocols, frameworks, and devices.

Whether you are new to USENIX or a veteran, the 1999 Annual Conference has a lot to offer. Please join us in Monterey June 6-11. I look forward to seeing you there.

Avi Rubin, Program Chair
AT&T Labs - Research

Register early for tutorials - they fill up fast. You'll get your first choice and save some money.


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