Red Hat Launches WIDE OPEN Magazine


United States, January 21, 2004

New publication will focus on practical Linux knowledge and creative features. Fedora distributions included with each issue.

Content will include technical how-to articles, news on certified applications and hardware, and pieces covering a range of current open source topics. The magazine will collaborate with other industry leaders and Red Hat partners to bring subscribers a variety of views and opinions. Visionary editorials about the future of community projects such as GNOME and Fedora will be regular features.

"Open source is a rich topic with many avenues for meaningful discussion and analysis," said Michael Tiemann, Chief Technology Officer at Red Hat. "Creativity and collaboration will be two of the themes that will be carried throughout WIDE OPEN Magazine. We want readers to develop a real affinity for open source and its potential."

WIDE OPEN Magazine will be on display at Red Hat Booth #739 at LinuxWorld, NY. A yearly subscription will include 6 issues. Each issue will include 3 CDs and 96+ pages of editorial. Save 40% off the annual cover price by subscribing now and receive a charter subscription for $35. The Premier Issue will also include a System Administrator CD. For more information or to subscribe, please visit or call 866-2-REDHAT.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat, the world's leading open source and Linux provider, is headquartered in Raleigh, NC with satellite offices spanning the globe. The most trusted name in open source, CIOs and other senior-level IT executives have ranked Red Hat as the industry's most valued vendor for two consecutive years in the CIO Insight Magazine Vendor Value study. Red Hat is leading Linux and open source solutions into the mainstream by making high quality, low cost technology accessible. Red Hat provides operating system software along with middleware, applications and management solutions. Red Hat also offers support, training and consulting services to its customers worldwide and through top-tier partnerships. Red Hat's open source strategy offers customers a long term plan for building infrastructures that are based on and leverage open source technologies with focus on security and ease of management. Learn more:

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