United States, May 25, 2001

Open Source Market Leader to Run Interchange Training in Americas and Europe as Part of Complete e-Business Solutions Offering

Red Hat (Nasdaq:RHAT), the leader in developing, deploying and managing open source solutions, today announced a suite of new hands-on training courses on the Interchange e-Commerce platform. Red Hat Interchange is the industry's most widely implemented open source e-Commerce platform and offers an extensive feature set that is usually associated only with costly enterprise applications.

Interchange Fundamentals is a one-day overview and demonstration of Red Hat Interchange aimed at managers and technical staff.

Interchange Developer Essentials is a five-day hands-on intensive lab course for developers who will learn how to implement, manage and maintain a complete e-Commerce store using Red Hat Interchange. Interchange Developer Essentials includes topics such as: Interchange RPM Installation, e-Business Models and Process, Utilising Banner Ads and Launching Administrative Maintenance.

The courses are scheduled to start in the U.S. in June and in Europe later this year. Information regarding Red Hat's e-Business training, course descriptions, registration and facility locations is available at

"This launch inaugurates a whole new family of Red Hat training offerings designed to help customers build complete e-Business solutions. These solutions harness the power of scalable, flexible open source applications and technology," said Peter Childers, vice president, Red Hat Global Learning Services. "This addition to Red Hat's already robust offering of training courses further illustrates Red Hat's commitment to its customers and training."

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the leader in developing, deploying and managing solutions built on the benefits of an open source platform. These solutions include an open source product platform for devices to mainframes, a complete end-to-end set of Professional Services, and the Red Hat Network as the Internet-based backbone for deployment and management of the products and services. Red Hat?s open source platform includes the award-winning Red Hat Linux operating system platform, the Interchange e-Commerce platform, Stronghold Secure Web Server, Credit Card Verification software, High Availability Server, GNU-based developer toolkit for embedded development and embedded run-time Linux, eCos and RedBoot(tm) solutions.

Red Hat backs up their open source offerings with end-to-end services that include: Red Hat Professional Consulting focused on multi-platform infrastructure and engineering services; Red Hat Engineering services for software development and porting of the operating system and for embedded platforms and devices; Red Hat Enterprise support services for installation services and Web and telephone support and Red Hat Learning services for Linux certification (RHCE) and courses for Apache, Embedded systems, Advanced Developer and e-Commerce. Red Hat Network provides Red Hat's unique managed services capability to deploy and manage open source products, services, support and management information on-line in real-time to more cost effectively and reliably maintain open source-based solutions.

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