RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--Oct. 18,
2001--Red Hat Inc. (NASDAQ:RHAT)
, the leader in developing, deploying, and managing open source
solutions, today announced the Red Hat Linux Desktop Productivity
Essentials training course. The new three-day course is designed
for people with no Linux experience who want to achieve maximum
productivity at home or work using Red Hat Linux desktop-based
application suites for common office productivity tasks.
Aimed at corporations, businesses and home users, the course
requires only experience with use of mouse, use of menus and use of
any graphical user interface or window-based application on any
Red Hat Desktop Productivity Essentials helps new users make a
smooth and rapid transition to using Red Hat Linux graphical user
interfaces and applications for traditional office tasks such as
word processing, spreadsheet creation, graphic design, file
management, email and Internet access.
The course is designed to facilitate large corporate and
government rollouts of Red Hat Linux to the desktop, as well as
providing small business and home users with immediate and
comfortable transition to Red Hat Linux and Linux-based
applications for all their favorite tasks.
"Red Hat Linux provides enormous value for desktop use since it
comes with powerful office productivity applications that otherwise
would have to be purchased separately," said Peter Childers, vice
president, Red Hat Global Learning Services. "This new course helps
organizations and individuals maximize this value, and establishes
what is already being proven every day; that anyone can become more
powerful, productive, free and happy using Red Hat Linux for all
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