New Economy Internet Companies Embrace Red Hat Linux For Oracle 8i

Research Triangle Park

United States, November 28, 2000

Red Hat Linux Chosen for its Integration with Oracle Databases and Ability to Increase Operation Speeds

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT) the leader in developing, deploying and managing open source Internet infrastructure solutions, today announced that new economy companies are using Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition for Oracle 8iTM. eDelights.com, Empower IT, Inc., Idaho Medicade, Internection, Pace Analytical Services, Inc., Really Easy Internet and StreetZebra.com all leverage Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition for Oracle 8i to optimize performance and usability improvements for their enterprise-class database operations. For more information on what these companies and others are saying about Oracle on Red Hat Linux, please visit http://www.redhat.successes.com.

Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition for Oracle 8i is an optimized, certified version of Red Hat's award-winning open source operating system. It includes the Red Hat Linux OS, with fully open source kernel and system-level optimizations for running I/O-intensive database applications as well as usability and installation enhancements, featuring a fully supported, certified Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and Motif 2.1.

"Oracle selected Red Hat Linux because of our leadership in the industry and ability to improve enterprise-class database operations," said Paul McNamara, vice president, products & platforms of Red Hat. "As one of the first major database vendors to embrace Linux, Oracle has proven to be the database of choice. Together we deliver a solution that offers enhanced performance and usability that e-businesses require to manage their mission-critical enterprise applications."

Enterprise Edition is designed for deployment on production database servers and includes an annual system support contract, as well as annual OS maintenance and updates. Expert Red Hat support and OS Maintenance help ensure that production databases are updated and supported year-round, providing maximum reliability. Server support provides for unlimited incidents over a 12-month period, and offers resources for problem determination by both Oracle and Red Hat.

About Pricing and Availability
Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition Optimized for Oracle 8i is available through Compaq's and Red Hat's value-added distribution channels, including Keylink/Pioneer (www.keylink.pios.com) and Hallmark/AVNet (www.hallmark.avnet.com). Available in the U.S. and internationally, the enterprise edition can be purchased through value-added distribution and can be ordered directly from www.redhat.com or call 888.REDHAT.1 or 1.919.542.0012.

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. 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: http://www.redhat.com

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