Kenwood Chooses Red Hat Linux for Critical Corporate Applications

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United States, February 18, 2000

Red Hat Linux Offers Manageable and Cost Efficient Solution for Business-Critical Applications

Red Hat®, Inc. (NASDAQ:RHAT) the market leader in Linux and open source solutions, today announced that Kenwood Americas Corporation, a division of Kenwood Corporation, a global electronics company, has chosen Red Hat Linux to run business-critical applications in its headquarters.

Kenwood runs day-to-day order entry, invoicing and credit processing applications over jBASE(tm) (www.jBase.com) on an application server running Red Hat Linux. Red Hat Linux also powers Kenwood's DNS, mail relay, print servers and intranet functions.

"The management capabilities and flexibility of Red Hat Linux meet the needs of our business in a way that no other operating system could," said Gary Calvin, systems integration specialist for Kenwood. "Using Red Hat Linux gave us the opportunity to optimize the performance of a business-critical environment with reliable applications for the most important functions of our business."

"Kenwood illustrates the ability of Red Hat Linux to address the needs of growing businesses by providing flexibility and reliability to business-critical roles in corporate environments," said Paul McNamara, general manager of Red Hat's Enterprise business unit. "Enterprises that are integrating e-business solutions in a Red Hat Linux environment enjoy an affordable solution that is flexible enough to meet the needs of an expanding business."

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