Red Hat Linux OS Included in Intel's Global ISP Program


United States, October 26, 1999

Red Hat®, Inc. (NASDAQ:RHAT), the leading developer and provider of open source software solutions, announced that Intel Corporation will bundle the Red Hat Linux operating system with Intel's server platforms the company markets through its recently created Internet Service Provider program.

The inclusion of Red Hat Linux with Intel's ISP program offers customers the power of open source software in the demanding Internet server environments in which it performs best. In addition, users of Red Hat Linux on Intel's Internet server platforms can rely on the comprehensive services and support of both organizations.

"The unique demands of ISPs and other enterprise server environments are well addressed by the stability and power of open source and the Red Hat Linux operating system," said Tim Buckley, senior vice president and COO of Red Hat. "Intel's rapidly growing ISP program and server building blocks, coupled with Red Hat's open source and open source services expertise makes this a promising collaboration for both companies."

"We anticipate a healthy demand for Intel-based Internet server platforms with the Red Hat Linux-based solution for our growing ISP sales program," said Scott Richardson, general manager of Intel's communications and Internet server division. "A key part of our ISP channel program is to provide a full range of products and services and thus offer a large menu of choices for ISPs and their business customers. The Red Hat solution gives our global ISP sales force another strong option for these rapidly growing providers."

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