Red Hat and Compaq Announce Port of Red Hat Linux 7.2 to Compaq's Alpha Processors

Research Triangle Park

United States, January 8, 2002

Red Hat, Inc announced today the port of Red Hat Linux 7.2 to Compaq Computer Corporation's (NYSE: CPQ) Alpha Processors with a target availability of Q1 2002. The Alpha port will support the same features as those found in the recently released Red Hat Linux 7.2.

"Compaq's AlphaServer platform is a popular RISC 64-bit platform in the Linux community, and Red Hat is glad to be continuing its long-time collaboration with Compaq with this upcoming release," said Paul Cormier, VP of Engineering, Red Hat, Inc. "We see this association as an integral part of our strategy to deliver capabilities for the most challenging computing applications in the enterprise and in high performance computing."

"Compaq is committed to coupling our high-availability AlphaServers systems and industry-standard ProLiant servers with leading software, such as Red Hat 7.2, to offer our customers a broad range of server and software solutions that support the right Linux operating environment for their business," said Bill Blake, vice president of High Performance Technical Computing for Compaq Computer Corporation. "Red Hat Linux 7.2 delivers the latest kernel enhancements for performance and stability valued by the high performance cluster customers that run Compaq's AlphaServer-based Linux clusters."

The port of Red Hat Linux 7.2 for the Alpha processor will be available direct from Compaq at www.compaq.com in Q1 2002. Red Hat Linux 7.2 is also supported on industry-standard Compaq ProLiantTM servers, as well as Compaq workstations and desktops.

Please see the list of Frequently Asked Questions about Red Hat Linux 7.2 for Alpha.

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