Red Hat Linux Offers Manageable and Cost Efficient Solution for Business-Critical Applications

Red Hat Linux Offers Manageable and Cost Efficient Solution for Business-Critical Applications Kenwood Americas Corporation, a division of Kenwood Corporation, has chosen Red Hat Linux to run business-critical applications in its headquarters. The management capabilities and flexibility of Red Hat Linux meet the needs of Kenwood's business-critical roles in corporate environments. Red Hat Linux powers Kenwood's DNS, mail relay, print servers and intranet functions. Open Source Momentum International Data Corp. (IDC) research states that Linux paid shipments grew faster than any other server operating system over the past two years. IDC preliminary figures for 1999 show Linux shipments hold 24.6 percent of the server operating system market, up from 15.8 in 1998. According to research firm NetCraft, Inc. (, 29 percent of all public Web servers run on Linux, making Linux the most popular operating system for public Web sites. Finally, IDC predicts that by 2002, there will be more than 55 million handheld and notebook-style information appliance devices and that by 2005, shipments of these appliances will exceed shipments of PCs. Red Hat's numerous alliances with industry leaders and the demand for Linux-based applications has created open source support from many of the industry's leading software and hardware manufacturers, including Compaq, Computer Associates, Corel, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Netscape, Novell, Oracle and SAP. About Red Hat, Inc. Founded in 1994, Red Hat (NASDAQ:RHAT) is the market leader in open source operating system (OS) software, services and information, spanning powerful enterprise and Internet servers to next-generation devices and pervasive computing platforms. Along with its award-winning open source Red Hat Linux OS, Red Hat offers a full line of services, including telephone support, on-site consulting, developer training, certification programs and priority access updates, making Red Hat a leading resource for knowledgeable, innovative, mission-critical open source solutions.