United States, January 25, 2000
Red Hat, a leading provider of open source software, has announced the
international release of the Red Hat Linux 6.1 Professional Package, providing
a complete solution for Internet servers. Developed in Germany, the new
Professional package is the first commercial version available internationally
outside of the US and is not restricted by US encryption laws. In addition to
all of the workstation applications in the already released Standard and Deluxe
Packages, the Professional package includes a Secure Web Server, databases,
software for E-Commerce, together with 30 days of Apache configuration support.

Colin Tenwick, Vice President and General Manager, Red Hat Europe comments: "We
have developed a product that escapes the restrictions of US encryption law and
I believe our European and international customers can reap the same technology
benefits as our US customers in using this powerful new software. All of these
tools make the Professional package the perfect choice for Web developers,
small business owners, system administrators, and anyone needing to set up a server.
Red Hat Professional 6.1 is the complete solution for Internet servers,
combining the performance of Red Hat Linux with server tools and applications."

Features of Red Hat Linux Professional Package 6.1 include: Server Linux
Application CD with over 30 of the most popular server applications Full CD of
IBM DB2 Linux Application CD - access to over 40 of the most popular 3rd party
applications for the workstation Secure Web Server 3.1

Pricing and Availability Red Hat Linux 6.1 Professional is a package including
six operating CDS, 30-day Web-based Apache configuration support, 180-day Free
priority FTP access, 30-day telephone support and 90-day Web-based installation
support for an estimated street price of UKP99.95 (excl. VAT).

Note to Editors Red Hat Linux 6.1 extends Red Hat's commitment to customer
service and the strength of open source development by incorporating
improvements that make it easier to install, maintain and manage Linux-based
computing environments. The Official Red Hat Linux 6.1 is available in a
variety of packages to enable different users to take advantage of open source

Red Hat Linux 6.1 can also be downloaded from Red Hat Linux is
available through Red Hat's distribution and partner network as well as from

Corporations and ISPs can purchase additional support packages from Red Hat's
Service Center. Several packages are tailored for specific customer needs,
ranging from per-incident packages to full-blown, 24x7 unlimited support. Red
Hat services and training are available worldwide.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Founded in 1994, Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT) is a market leader
in open source operating system (OS) software, services and information. Along
with its award-winning open source Red Hat Linux OS, Red Hat offers a full line
of services, including telephone support, on-site consulting, developer
training, certification programmes and priority access updates, making Red Hat
a leading resource for knowledgeable, innovative, mission-critical open source

Red Hat shares all of its software innovations freely with the open source
community under the GNU General Public License (GPL). The Official Red Hat
Linux OS and related services are available directly from the company and through its
partner, distributor and reseller programmes, which include top PC and server
manufacturers such as Compaq, Dell, Gateway, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and Silicon

Red Hat Europe was established in July 1999 with its European headquarters
based in Surrey, United Kingdom and offices throughout Europe. Red Hat Linux is sold
and supported through a number of major distribution and industry partners
throughout Europe.

Red Hat and the Official Red Hat Linux OS have received industry praise. Recent
accolades include: Red Herring's Top 100 Companies of the Electronic Economy,
Upside's Hot 100 Companies, Network World's 10 Companies to Watch, Federal
Computer Week's Government Best Buy, Software Development's Jolt Award and
InfoWorld's Product of the Year for three years in a row. Red Hat was also
voted a "LinuxWorld Favorite" by the attendees of the two most recent LinuxWorld
Expos, winning Best Server Distribution at the August show.

Red Hat is based in Durham, N.C. and has offices worldwide. Visit Red Hat on
the Web at For investor inquiries, contact Lippert/Heilshorn at (212) 838-3777.

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