Red Hat Market Share Grows in Japan

Research Triangle Park

United States, November 30, 2000

Red Hat Linux 7 Represents 40% of Linux Sales

Red Hat (Nasdaq: RHAT), the leading provider of open source solutions for Internet infrastructure ,announced today that sales of Red Hat Linux 7 represent 40% of all Linux sales in Japan, gaining the largest share, according to BCN market survey report "BCN Market View."

BCN Market View is a market report compiled and released yearly by Computer News Inc. and is based on a survey of actual sales at 316 outlets of nine major personal computer retail sales companies.

Red Hat Linux 7 was released in Japan in October 2000 and offers enhanced security features, as well as connection to Red Hat Network, Red Hat's Internet management tool.

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