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ScreamingMedia SiteWare Included On Application CD for Red Hat Linux 6.1

Proprietary Software Gives Linux-Based Web Developers the Tools to Seamlessly Add Real-Time Content to Web Sites

NEW YORK, N.Y.

ScreamingMedia (www.screamingmedia.com), a leading aggregator and distributor of real-time content on the Web, and Red Hat, Inc. (NASDAQ: RHAT), a developer and provider of open source solutions, today announced that ScreamingMedia's SiteWare™ is included on the application CD that ships with Red Hat Linux 6.1.

SiteWare™ is ScreamingMedia's Java-based, platform-independent proprietary technology which is used to deliver filtered content directly to Web sites. Kevin Clark, Chief Executive Officer of ScreamingMedia, said the move is in response to the growing number of Web developers using the Linux platform.

By making SiteWare™ available for the Linux-based platform, ScreamingMedia will reach up to 100,000 new subscribers. ScreamingMedia currently distributes real-time content to hundreds of portals, vertical-market and corporate Web sites, including AOL, Microsoft, DoubleClick, drkoop.com, and about.com. ScreamingMedia gathers content from its network of nearly 500 national, regional, foreign language and niche providers, ranging from the New York Times Syndicate and USA Today.com to Red Herring, the Atlanta Journal Constitution and Cigar Aficionado.

Mr. Clark said, "We're excited to be working with Red Hat because it takes us one step closer to realizing our plan to build a truly universal digital content network. Red Hat makes it easy for people across all operating systems to use our services. According to Forrester Research, high-quality content is the number-one reason users return to their favorite Web sites. Through our alliance with Red Hat, ScreamingMedia will provide continuously updated, real-time content to up to 100,000 new sites, making them 'stickier' and more relevant to users."

About ScreamingMedia

ScreamingMedia is a leading aggregator and distributor of real-time content on the Web. Using proprietary harvesting and filtering technology, ScreamingMedia aggregates content from a wide array of both traditional and new media publishers and streams more than half a million pieces of content monthly to hundreds of portals and vertical-market and corporate Web sites, including AOL, Microsoft, Healtheon and Sun Microsystems. The ScreamingMedia solution drives traffic and increases the "stickiness" of websites with continuously updated, customized content from hundreds of the world's leading publishers including The New York Times Syndicate, Business Wire, Red Herring and UPI. The company is based in New York City and has over 100 employees. It was founded in 1993 by Alan Ellman, ScreamingMedia's President. Jay Chiat, Chairman of the Board and founder of the Chiat/Day advertising agency, and James Robinson, III, the former American Express CEO who heads RRE Investments, were early investors.

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.

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