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E-Commerce Times: Red Hat Certified Y2K OK

Aug 25, 1999, 20:01 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew W. Beale)

"With less than 129 days until the highly anticipated new millennium, Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT) has announced that its Linux operating system (OS) package won't shut down or otherwise adversely affect users due to a Y2K computer glitch."

"The Durham, North Carolina-based developer and provider of Linux open-source solutions for users disclosed that Red Hat Linux 5.2 and 6.0 have been certified Y2K compliant. The announcement is based on tests run through Software Laboratory Limited, an independent testing lab based in the United Kingdom."

"'Independent certification provides neutral, independent validation to ensure customers that Red Hat's powerful Linux-based OS solutions are fully Y2K compliant, and will continue to operate smoothly into the next century,' commented Erik Troan, director of engineering for Red Hat."

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