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Red Hat Announces Alliance with Leading Distributor Ingram Micro
Research Triangle ParkUnited States, October 17, 1998
Red Hat and Ingram Micro Partner to Bring Official Red Hat Products to Retail Customers
Responding to increased demand at the retail level, Red HatÂ® Software, Inc. and Ingram Micro, one of the largest software distributors, partnered to bring the Official Red Hat Linux 5.2 Operating System, as well as other Red Hat products, to the major retailers, including chains such as Best Buy and Electronics Boutique, catalog retailers, and on-line resellers.
The Red Hat and Ingram agreement enables retail customers to purchase the Official Red Hat Linux OS with 90 days of installation support directly from Red Hat. While Red Hat Linux's licensing model allows other publishers to sell unofficial Red Hat Linux, the Official Red Hat Linux 5.2 will be the only officially supported version of Red Hat Linux available at retail.
"Our partnership with Ingram will allow us to deliver our officially supported product through to end-users world-wide," said Lisa Sullivan, Director of Sales and Marketing, Red Hat Software. "The demand for official Red Hat Linux has been overwhelming at retail outlets, and we're pleased to answer that demand through a distribution arrangement with Ingram."
The announcement of this agreement coincides with Red Hat's announcement of new authorized reseller programs that will provide unprecedented support and sales programs to corporate users running Official Red Hat Linux on mission-critical applications at the enterprise level.
Said Paul McNamara, Vice President of Enterprise Computing, "This is an opportunity for the Enterprise Computing Division to reach corporate buyers and resellers who are committed to buying from channels that they know and trust. The Ingram distribution gives the Red Hat name tremendous reach and considerable clout."
The Red Hat/Ingram deal begins with the distribution of the Official Red Hat Linux 5.2 release and will follow with subsequent releases, including the long-awaited release featuring the GNOME desktop environment.
Only the Official Red Hat Linux 5.2 comes with a software application disk and 90 days of installation support from Red Hat Software.
For more information about Ingram Micro, please see http://www.ingrammicro.com.
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