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RED HAT SCOOPS BEST SOFTWARE SUPPLIER AWARD

Red Hat, the leading provider of open source software, is pleased to announce
that it has won the award for Best Software Supplier at the ISPA (Internet
Service Providers Association) Internet Industry Awards. The ceremony was held
in London on 15th February.


Red Hat was also nominated for the Most Useful Supplier to an ISP award at last
night's ceremony. This award was won by The Open Source Community as a whole
and was collected by a member of the GNU Development Team.


Iain Farthing, Red Hat's Northern European Channel Manager, who accepted the
award on behalf of Red Hat, said: "We are delighted to have won this
prestigious award for Best Software Supplier and see this as recognition of the growing
impact and importance of Red Hat Linux in the e-commerce server operating
space. As propagators of the Open Source movement, we believe in helping the Internet
industry as a whole to move forward with leading edge technology and unrivalled
price performance from Red Hat."


The Awards Dinner The ISPA Awards offer the Industry an opportunity to come
together to recognise the achievements and success stories in the UK Internet
Industry over the past year.


As the Internet business continues to grow at a phenomenal rate, the ISPA
recognises that it is important to stand back and congratulate the individuals,
companies and products whose achievements are worthy of special attention. This
year the Awards were voted on by a wide representation of Internet users, ISPs
and people with experience of the Industry.


In support of, and main speaker at the event was Patricia Hewitt MP, Minister
for E-Commerce. In addition, the event was supported by Diana Wallis MEP along
with The Editor of The Times' IT section, Alan Copps.


For more details please go to: http://www.ispa.org.uk/awards/


About Red Hat, Inc.


Founded in 1994, Red Hat is a leader in the development of
Linux-based operating system software (OS) and services. Based in Durham, N.C.,
Red Hat builds the most accessible and advanced server OS available anywhere
with technical innovations such as RPM and the disk druid installation tool.
Red Hat Linux is available for Intel, Compaq Alpha and Sun SPARC platforms. Red Hat
Linux available directly from the company and through Red Hat's partner,
distributor and reseller programs, which include top PC and server
manufacturers like Dell, IBM and Hewlett-Packard.


Red Hat Linux was named InfoWorld's Product of the Year for four years in a
row, was given a productivity accolade in Software Development's Jolt Awards, was
named an environment/desktop finalist in the Ziff-Davis European Excellence
Awards, won the editor's choice awards from the Linux Journal and Australian
Personal Computing magazines, and won the 'Just Plain Cool' award from
Australian Personal Computing magazine.


At March's LinuxWorld Expo, more than 8,000 members of the Linux community
voted Red Hat a 'LinuxWorld Favorite'. Red Hat Linux recently won a Product
Excellence award from Software Development Magazine.


LINUX is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. RED HAT is a registered trademark of
Red Hat, Inc. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. All other names and
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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About ISPA ISPA was established in 1995 to represent ISPs in the UK and to
promote the interests of the UK Internet industry. Since its creation, ISPA has
argued for self-regulation to allow this technological, fast moving industry to
progress and expand without the hindrance of unnecessary legislation.


ISPA has developed a Code of Practice for ISPs, which address service quality
and the issue of illegal material on the Internet. The UK Government and
European Commission have publically commended ISPA's efforts in this area.

About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.

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