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BW: Gateway Inks Pact with Red Hat to Provide Linux OS on Custom Manufactured Servers

Sep 07, 1999, 13:59 (4 Talkback[s])

"Gateway (NYSE:GTW) today announced availability of the Linux 6.0 operating system (OS) from Red Hat(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT) as an option on models in the company's ALR(R) Series line of servers. The agreement with Red Hat makes the nation's 3rd largest PC manufacturer...an authorized reseller of one of the leading Linux-based OS software and service providers."

"This agreement with Red Hat extends our ability to bring customized solutions to our business clients," said Ron Smith, vice president, marketing, Gateway Business. "Adding the option of offering the leading commercial Linux operating system is a natural result of our commitment to client choice. We see diverse demands for technology solutions in the commercial market every day. This is one more example of our ability to provide solid solutions..."

"Red Hat commercially packages Red Hat Linux code and offers end-users broad support and training for the product. As an authorized reseller, Gateway will acquire licensing and factory-install Red Hat Linux on qualified ALR server platforms for $229 each. Technical support for end-users is provided on a fee-basis directly by Red Hat."

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