Red Hat Software announces the release of Red Hat Linux 5.2

Red Hat Software Eases Installation, Promotes Efficiency With
Red Hat Linux 5.2

Research Triangle Park, NC — November 2, 1998 — Simplified
installation, Native Software RAID support, Apache 1.3 , GIMP 1.0,
and the Application CD are among the features that mark Red Hat
Software’s November 9 release of Red Hat Linux 5.2, a rock-solid
update of Red Hat Software’s award-winning Red Hat Linux Operating

The release of Red Hat Linux 5.2 builds on the momentum
generated by the support of such key industry players as Intel and
Netscape. Technology leaders like Oracle, Sybase, Informix,
Computer Associates and Corel Computer Corporation also lend
instant credibility to the Red Hat Linux Operating System.

Said Bob Young, President and CEO, Red Hat Software, Inc.,”The
ease-of-use features of Red Hat Linux 5.2 coincide with the
incredible support by industry leaders of the Linux development
model. Right now, our momentum is absolutely contingent on our
ability to best advance the technology according to the demands of
the industry. With Red Hat Linux 5.2, we are bringing to market an
installation class that is the answer to enterprise-level

A feature of Red Hat Linux 5.2’s new and improved installation
is the ability to automatically partition the hard drive by
selecting either a workstation or server install. All of the power
of the Red Hat Linux OS is still available via “custom” install.
Back buttons DHCP, boot floppy creation, enhanced rescue mode and
countless other tools that made 5.1 a success are all still

Other gems of Red Hat Linux 5.2 include the new Native Software
RAID support. This function allows for configuration of two or more
disks to function as one. If one disk goes down, the other takes
over, resulting in continuous server uptime. In addition, Multiple
SCSI support during install easy installation of systems with more
than one SCSI adaptor. The Red Hat Linux 5.2 release also includes
Apache 1.3, the world’s most popular server, and the long awaited
GIMP 1.0 graphics package . Kernel traffic shaping utilities and
kernel support is great for ISPs who need to do bandwidth limiting,
and when the Linux 2.2 kernel is ready, 5.2 is prepared for
install. Updated PCMCIA support for some of the latest cards and
better sound support mark this release as well.

Red Hat Linux 5.2 comes with 3 CDs, including the software
application disk, and an Installation Manual. Real Audio and BRU
provide an additional value. Red Hat Software continues to support
installation support up to 90 days. Red Hat Linux 5.2 can be
purchased from Red Hat Software for $49.95 or from local resellers

About Linux Linux is the cooperatively developed POSIX-oriented,
multi-user, multi-tasking operating system used world wide. Linux
is used as an exceptional value, fully functional UNIX workstation
for Internet servers and other applications. Red Hat Linux is
maintained as “freely distributable” software available from many
sites on the Internet.

About Red Hat® Software, Inc. Founded in 1994 , Red Hat
Software, Inc. is now based in Research Triangle Park, NC, where it
builds and maintains the Red Hat Linux distribution of the Linux
operating system for Intel®, DEC Alpha (TM) and Sun SPARC ®
platforms. Working in cooperation with a huge development team of
research, academic and commercial software development volunteers
over the Internet, Red Hat’s goal is to build the easiest, simplest
to administer, most advanced and stable Linux operating system.
It’s working: InfoWorld Magazine named Red Hat Linux 5.0 its
Network Operating System Product of the Year for 1997 and named Red
Hat Linux 4.0 the 1996 Product of the Year in the Desktop category.
Red Hat Linux 4.1 was an Environment/Desktop finalist in the 1997
Ziff-Davis European Excellence Awards.

RED HAT is a registered trademark of Red Hat Software, Inc.
INTEL is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. SPARC is a
registered trademark of SPARC International, Inc. Products bearing
the SPARC trademarks are based on an architecture developed by Sun
Microsystems, Inc. ALPHA is a trademark of Digital Equipment
Corporation. UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group. BRU
2000 is a trademark of Enhanced Software Technologies, Inc.

For more information about Red Hat Software and Red Hat products
and technologies, please call 1-919-547-0012 or visit our web site
at http://www.redhat.com.
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Melissa Trenkle London
Red Hat Software, Inc.
(919) 547-0012, x226

Lee Richards
Red Hat Software, Inc.
(919) 547-0012, x247

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