BW: Gateway Inks Pact with Red Hat to Provide Linux OS on Custom Manufactured Servers
Sep 07, 1999, 13:59 (4 Talkback[s])
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"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
"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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