Press release

The Red Hat Hardware Partner Program...

Hardware Program Makes Choosing the Red Hat Linux OS Convenient and Affordable

Research Triangle Park

Pre-configured workstations solidify Red Hat Linux as a viable Operating System alternative.

Red Hat, Inc. today announced that their Hardware Partner Program is successfully bringing the Red Hat Linux OS to wider audiences. Thanks to Red Hat Hardware Partners, end users can now purchase machines with the Official Red Hat Linux Operating System already installed. Red Hat Hardware Partners provide basic as well as customized solutions for all users -- from corporate users to government users to end users. This accessibility of choices is exactly what customers want and need.

Hilary Stokes, Manager of Product Marketing, agreed. "Our goal is to make the power, stability, and scalability of the Linux OS as accessible as possible," Stokes said. "Now customers can simply go to a Hardware Partner and buy either a laptop or a PC with Red Hat Linux already installed and ready to go. It is this kind of availability and accessibility that provides customers with the best possible solution for their workstations or servers."

Red Hat Hardware Partners install the Official Red Hat Linux OS, so customers receive the same standards and quality of Red Hat, Inc. products. For more information about the Red Hat Hardware Partner Program -- how to find a Hardware vendor pre-installing Red Hat Linux in your area or how to become a Red Hat Hardware Partner -- please visit http://www.redhat.com/support/docs/rhl/intel/rh52-hardware-intel.html

RED HAT is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc. LINUX is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. INTEL is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. SPARC is a registered trademark of SPARC International, Inc. Products bearing the SPARC trademarks are based on an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc. ALPHA is a trademark of Digital Equipment Corporation. APPLIX and APPLIXWARE are registered trademarks of Applix, Inc.

Common with UNIX footnote

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.

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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