Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq: DELL), the world's leading direct computer systems company, today announced it plans to factory-install the new Red Hat Linux 6.0 operating system on select, "Red Hat Ready" certified configurations of its PowerEdge servers, Dell Precision workstations, and OptiPlex business desktop computers. Dell is also the first company to receive multiprocessor certification from Red Hat for its four-processor PowerEdge 6300 enterprise server and its dual-processor Dell Precision workstations. Dell will offer the new Red Hat software factory-installed on configurations of its PowerEdge 1300, 2300, 4300, 4350, 6300 and 6350 servers; Dell Precision 410 and 610 workstations; and OptiPlex GX1 and GX1p desktop PCs. Red Hat Linux 6.0, which was announced by Red Hat today, adds symmetric multiprocessing support for up to four processors and other new features to deliver improved performance and reliability in enterprise and Internet applications that run the day-to-day business of companies worldwide. "We're pleased that Dell has moved so quickly to adopt Red Hat Linux 6.0 and to become the first solution provider certified to deliver Red Hat Linux configurations for its popular multiprocessing servers and workstations," said Paul McNamara, Red Hat, Inc. , ***a leader in Linux services and solutions***. "Companies worldwide rely on Dell systems for some of the most powerful, business-critical applications. Red Hat Linux 6.0's performance gains and SMP support, when combined with Dell's system reliability, provides a powerful platform for enterprise applications."
Dell announces certification of Red Hat Linux 6.0
Availability of Red Hat Linux 6.0 with Dell systems is planned for May in the United States. Dell also plans to offer Red Hat Linux 6.0 with select system configurations in Europe. Earlier this month, Dell announced that systems could be configured directly from www.dell.com with Red Hat Linux 5.2 or ordered through DellPlus, a custom installation service offered by Dell.
"Our intent is to make it simple for customers to have Red Hat Linux 6.0 installed, configured and tested on a Dell system," said Michael Lambert, senior vice president of Dell's Enterprise Systems Group. "With increased interest from large businesses, Internet service providers, government agencies and universities, Dell has been quick to offer its systems with Red Hat Linux to ensure customers can get the configurations they want, direct from Dell."
Additional information on Dell PowerEdge servers, Dell Precision WorkStations and OptiPlex desktops can be found at www.dell.com/products/. Additional information about Dell and Linux can be found at www.dell.com/products/poweredge/linux. Ranked No. 78 among the Fortune 500 companies and No. 363 in the Fortune Global 500, Dell Computer Corporation is the world's leading direct computer systems company, based on revenues of $18.2 billion for the past four quarters. Dell designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals. Information on Dell and its products can be obtained through its toll-free number 1-800-388-8542 or by accessing the Dell World Wide Web site at www.dell.com.
Dell, PowerEdge and OptiPlex are registered trademarks and Dell Precision is a trademark of Dell Computer Corporation. Fortune 500 is a registered trademark of Time Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.
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.
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including: risks related to delays or reductions in information technology spending; the effects of industry consolidation; the ability of the Company to compete effectively; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market successfully acquired technologies and products; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related settlements; the inability to adequately protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property; the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological innovations on a timely basis; risks related to data and information security vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company’s growth and international operations; fluctuations in exchange rates; and changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at http://www.sec.gov), including those found therein under the captions "Risk Factors" and "Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company’s views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company’s views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.