Red Hat Linux Beats Vegemite!

Research Triangle Park

United States, September 2, 1998

Named the Network Operating System Product of the Year by InfoWorld Magazine and recipient of the "Productivity Award" from Software Development Magazine, Red Hat Linux, published by Red Hat, Inc. , has received the Editor's Choice Award for Best Linux Distribution from Australian Personal Computing Magazine (for more information, please see

Announced in the most recent issue of Australian Personal Computing, the Editor's Choice award recognizes the increasing viability of the Linux OS. Acknowledged as the only alternative OS that is gaining in market share, Linux gives its users unlimited freedom and potential.

"The principal and common benefit of the Red Hat Linux operating system to our customers is the control that cooperatively developed, freely redistributable software gives them over their computer systems," said Robert Young, President of Red Hat Software. "Other OS vendors who publish under restrictive licenses simply limit the reliability and innovation of their products."

Robert Hart, Director of Support Services at Red Hat, Inc. will pick up the award in Australia, where he will be attending the Australian Unix User Group Conference, as well as meeting with Linux User Groups, CEOs, and potential Support Partners.Said Hart, "Australian Personal Computing is an excellent, well-respected magazine. As an Australian, I'm really pleased to represent Red Hat at the Awards Ceremony."

Proving what Linux users have known all along, this award, as well as the other recent accolades heaped on the Linux OS, attest to the power, stability, and unlimited freedom that cooperative development gives Linux. And as the movement to give control back to the user grows, Red Hat Linux 5.1 continues to convince users and industry analysts of the unlimited potential of Linux.

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