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Inter@ctive Investor: Red Hat jumps on Dell pact

Dec 06, 1999, 16:09 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Dignan)

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"Red Hat has been the primary Linux stock for Wall Street and the Dell deal will gives it a nice head start on the competition. Two of Red Hat's competitors go public this week. (Proposed ticker: ANDN) and VA Linux (Proposed ticker: LNUX) will launch IPOs."

"Red Hat and Dell extended their strategic alliance with a worldwide service and support agreement. Under the deal, Dell will factory-install Red Hat Linux on all future and currently shipping Dell PowerEdge server models."

"Dell was the first to install Red Hat Linux on its servers and now will give Red Hat more distribution. Red Hat Linux will be installed across Dell's entire server line. Factory installation of an operating system (OS) customizes each server to exact customer specifications, the companies said."

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