Red Hat and Metrowerks Deliver Mainstream Development Tools for Linux


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Red Hat Software, Inc.

Red Hat and Metrowerks Deliver Mainstream
Development Tools for Linux

Red Hat Linux Positioned for Next Wave of Growth

Research Triangle Park, N.C, and Austin, Texas–March 29, 1999-
Red Hat® Software, Inc., the leading provider of Linux software
and expertise, and Metrowerks, Inc., (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE:MWK), a
leading supplier of software development tools for telecom,
desktop, embedded systems, and consumer electronics announced today
that CodeWarrior® software development tools have been ported
to the Red Hat Linux operating system. This agreement to bring
commercial development tools to Linux is the latest in a series of
applications that enhance the viability of the Linux OS.

“Our work with Metrowerks helps to accelerate the adoption of Linux
in the enterprise market,” said Bob Young, CEO, Red Hat Software.
“By making CodeWarrior’s user-friendly development tools
available, we will attract a broad base of software developers
writing applications for the Red Hat platform.”

An Industry First

Metrowerks’ CodeWarrior is the first widely used, commercially
available Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to be ported to
Red Hat Linux. This comprehensive and integrated set of tools
includes editors, browsers, project management facilities,
compilers, debuggers and other development tools within a powerful
and easy-to-use graphical development environment. The increased
productivity provided by the CodeWarrior IDE reduces the
time-to-market for all developers of third party applications.
Those developers already using CodeWarrior on other platforms can
adopt Red Hat Linux as their new platform without needing to learn
a new tool set.

One veteran user of CodeWarrior technology at National Instruments,
Rob Dye, noted the importance of the combination of CodeWarrior
with Linux: “As a longtime CodeWarrior user, I’m looking
forward to having CodeWarrior for Red Hat Linux. We recently
released LabVIEW for Linux, and see Linux as an increasingly
important platform. CodeWarrior for Red Hat Linux will be a welcome
addition to our toolset.” “Red Hat Software has been a leader in
open source software solutions. The combination of Red Hat and
CodeWarrior responds to the demand from the developer community for
mainstream, commercial software development tools for Red Hat
Linux,” said Jean Belanger, chairman and CEO, Metrowerks.

Pricing and Availability

The companies will release two separate products. CodeWarrior
for Red Hat Linux, GNU Edition, targets native Linux applications
development using the CodeWarrior IDE and the GNU compiler and
debugger technology. CodeWarrior for Red Hat Linux, Professional
Edition, will support Linux development using integrated compilers
and debuggers from Metrowerks.

Orders are being taken today for the initial release of CodeWarrior
for Red Hat Linux, GNU Edition, which will begin shipping in May.
Priced at US$99, the product will include the CodeWarrior IDE using
a GNU compiler and debugger. Orders may be placed via the
Metrowerks website at www.metrowerks.com, by phone to Metrowerks at
800-377-5416, or by email to sales@metrowerks.com. For pricing and
availability outside the USA, please email intlsls@metrowerks.com.
Distributors and resellers are listed on

CodeWarrior for Red Hat Linux, Professional Edition, will become
available during the fourth calendar quarter of 1999. This advanced
product, priced at US$449, includes integrated compilers and
debuggers from Metrowerks for C, C++, and Java.

The companies have entered into a distribution agreement by which
Red Hat Software will provide CodeWarrior for Red Hat Linux on a
standalone basis, and will bundle and distribute CodeWarrior for
Red Hat Linux with the Red Hat version of the Linux operating
system. Product support will be available from Metrowerks.

About Linux

Linux is the cooperatively developed POSIX-oriented, multi-user,
multi-tasking operating system used worldwide. Linux benefits from
a worldwide community of highly experienced programmers and
technically savvy academics who have the access to enhance and
improve the system. Linux is used as an exceptional-value, fully
functional UNIX workstation for Internet servers and other

About Red Hat Software, Inc.

Founded in 1994, Red Hat Software is based in Research Triangle
Park, NC, where it is a leader in the development of open
source-operating software solutions. Red Hat Development builds the
most accessible and advanced operating system available anywhere
with technical innovations such as RPM Package Manager and the disk
druid installation tool. Red Hat Linux is available for Intel,
Alpha, and Sun SPARC platforms. Red Hat Linux was named InfoWorld’s
Product of the Year for three years in a row, was given a
Productivity accolade in Software Development’s “Jolt” Awards, was
named an Environment/Desktop finalist in the Ziff-Davis European
Excellence Awards, won the editor’s choice awards from both the
Linux Journal and Australian Personal Computing magazines, and won
the “Just Plain Cool'” award from Australian Personal Computing

About Metrowerks

Founded in 1985, Metrowerks (NASDAQ: MTWKF, TSE:MWK) develops,
markets and supports CodeWarrior software development solutions for
a number of operating systems targeting the most popular
microprocessors. Intended for use for embedded systems or desktop
computers, the cross-platform compilers support C, C++, Java, and
Pascal, and allow programmers to build applications from one unique
Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Metrowerks’ CodeWarrior
products are used by more than 130,000 registered users in 75
countries. For more information, please visit the Metrowerks web
site at www.metrowerks.com.

Metrowerks, the Metrowerks logo and CodeWarrior are registered
trademarks of Metrowerks Inc. Red Hat is a registered trademark of
Red Hat Software, Inc. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus
Torvalds. All other company and product names may be registered
trademarks or trademarks of their respective companies/holders, and
are hereby recognized.

Statements in this press release are forward looking statements
that involve risks and uncertainties, including successful and
timely development of the product and customer acceptance of the

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