Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 wins Operating System and Server Product of the Year at the 2005 Techworld Network Awards

London

United States, June 27, 2005

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced that its Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 product has received the Operating System and Server Product of the Year award at the Techworld Network Awards 2005, which was presented a Gala Dinner in Central London last week.

Techworld is a leading media company providing news and features on infrastructure and networking technology with a market-leading reach into the technical community in the UK enterprise computing market. The Operating System and Server Product of the Year award recognizes companies who have delivered a smart, innovative server solution that enabled businesses to manage risk, increase productivity or gain other business advantages.

Launched in February 2005, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 enables enterprise organisations to realise the benefits of open source innovation throughout their IT environment, particularly in the areas of performance and security. Red Hat Enterprise Linux proves that Linux solutions can effectively eliminate for the need for Solaris in the enterprise.

"It is very encouraging and exciting to receive such positive recognition from some of the most respected figures in the UK technology industry," said Paul Salazar, Director of Marketing EMEA at Red Hat. "It is a testament to the power of the open source community that, when coupled with Red Hat's own product development teams, the end result is recognised by industry influencers as not only leading-edge technology but also a trusted enterprise product."

For more information on the Techworld Network Awards 2005, visit www.techworld.com/networkawards.
For more information on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, visit www.redhat.com.

About Techworld

Techworld is the result of two forces coming together. Publishing giant IDG joined forces with three of the UK's leading technology journalists âeuro“ David Cartwright, Maxwell Cooter and John Dunn âeuro“ to publish an online magazine for the technical community in the UK enterprise computing market. Once the two parties had come together, things took off quickly and Techworld was launched in May 2003. The site is based around a series of knowledge centers, of which storage and security were the first. Mobility and Wireless was introduced in September, followed by Operating Systems and Servers, Networking and Applications. Techworld's rapid success in establishing itself as the website of choice for the technical community was officially recognized with its award as new business launch of the year from the UK Association of Online Publishers.

About Red Hat, Inc.

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