I'm proud to announce Red Hat Linux 7 for Compaq Alpha. I've just
placed the binares and sources on ftp.redhat.com, some mirrors will
carry the Alpha release. I'll see if I can make a list and post it
The full press release follows:
Red Hat Linux 7 Available for Compaq Alpha; Red Hat and Compaq to Deliver
Latest Version of Leading Open Source Operating System for the Alpha
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 27, 2000--Red Hat,
Inc., (Nasdaq:RHAT) the leader in developing, deploying and managing
open source solutions for Internet infrastructure, announced today the
availability of Red Hat Alpha Deluxe for Compaq Computer Corporation's
Alpha products, which include Compaq's AlphaServer DS and ES series
and all Compaq AlphaStations. In addition, Red Hat Linux 7 is bundled
and pre-loaded on selected Compaq ProLiant Servers and selected Compaq
Deskpro models. This expanded relationship continues the growing
momentum and widespread industry adoption of Red Hat Linux.
"Compaq's expanding commitment to Red Hat Linux illustrates the
growing momentum for open source and Internet solutions," said Bob
Cymbalski, vice president product management, Red Hat, Inc. "The
combination of Compaq's AlphaServer and AlphaStation solutions and Red
Hat Linux delivers Internet and enterprise computing to our
"Compaq gives customers the broadest range of robust, industry leading
offerings to implement their Linux solutions," said Don Harbert, vice
president and general manager of the High Performance Server Business
Unit at Compaq Computer Corporation. "Red Hat's new Red Hat Linux 7
with features like enhanced security and ease-of-use offer Compaq
Alpha users new levels of performance and reliability to meet the
computing needs of customers worldwide."
Red Hat Alpha Deluxe is part of Red Hat's complete family of open
source solutions for today's Internet economy--including e-commerce
servers with Stronghold Apache and the growing number of embedded,
Internet-enabled devices. Red Hat Linux 7 provides enhanced security,
new ease-of-use features and optimized software for new AlphaServers,
along with dozens of new enterprise-ready applications, extending its
lead as the most powerful and widely used open source server
environment in the world. Through the new Red Hat Network--available
now to all Red Hat Linux 7 users on a free trial basis (see related
press release, September 25 http://www.redhat.com/about/2000/)--Red
Hat is pioneering a new way to deliver open source products, service,
support and information on-line in real-time.
Red Hat Linux 7 Open Source Operating System for Compaq Alpha
Red Hat Linux 7 is the latest major edition of the award-winning open
source operating system. It provides the open source flexibility,
scalability and manageability necessary to bring the most ambitious
Linux initiative under the control of an integrated Internet computing
platform. Important new capabilities provided by Red Hat Linux 7
For Enterprise IT Departments - integrated security with OpenSSL for
secure communication via the Web; MySQL database; and pre-set for the
arrival of the 2.4 kernel.
For Workstation Users - more customizable desktop environment; more
software to choose from including digital photography viewing and
diagram drawing programs; increased security for default installations
to protect users who use cable modems or ADSL to reach the Internet.
For Developers - enhanced internationalization sub-system, more
complete C++ support with new compiler; updated development suite; and
a preview of many new development tools such as the new GNU compiler
for the Java programming language.
Red Hat Alpha Deluxe includes:
Development Tools: Compaq FORTRAN Compiler for Linux Alpha, Compaq C
for Linux Alpha, Compaq C++ for Linux Alpha, Compaq Portable Math
Library (CPML), Compaq Extended Math Library (CXML), and more.
JumpStart!: A utility to automatically partition hard drives, set up
environment variables and prepare for installation.
90 days Web support, 90-day free Red Hat Network trial, 30 days phone
Red Hat's comprehensive services and support organization round out an
enterprise solution that delivers the tools and performance necessary
to translate the promise of open source into high-value, scalable
Internet infrastructure implementations.
Red Hat Alpha Deluxe (in USD) and Availability
Red Hat Alpha Deluxe is priced at $79.95 and is available from
redhat.com and through select retail outlets worldwide.
Red Hat Network is available to all users of Red Hat Linux 7,
including Red Hat Alpha Deluxe. For more information, see
Open Source Momentum
International Data Corp. (IDC) research states that paid Linux
shipments grew faster than any other server operating system over the
past two years, and their preliminary figures for 1999 show Linux
shipments hold 24.6 percent of the server operating system market, up
from 15.8 in 1998. IDC also states that Red Hat holds 50.2 percent of
Linux vendor market share and that Red Hat Linux is by far the most
popular distribution, preferred by 68.7 percent of U.S. Linux users.
Research firm Netcraft, Inc. (www.netcraft.com), states that as of May
2000, 30 percent of all public Web sites run on Linux-based operating
systems, making Linux the most popular choice for deploying public Web
sites. IDC research shows 40 percent of all spending on Linux servers
is for Internet related applications, firmly entrenching Linux servers
in the Internet infrastructure.
Finally, IDC predicts that by 2002, there will be more than 55 million
handheld and notebook-style information appliance devices and that by
2005, shipments of these appliances will exceed shipments of PCs.
Red Hat's numerous alliances with industry leaders and the demand for
Linux-based applications has created open source support from many of
the industry's leading software and hardware manufacturers, including
Dell, Compaq, Computer Associates, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel,
Netscape, Novell, Oracle and SAP.
Red Hat, Inc.
Founded in 1994, Red Hat (Nasdaq:RHAT), is the leader in development,
deployment and management of Linux and open source solutions for
Internet infrastructure ranging from small embedded devices to high
availability clusters and secure Web servers. In addition to the
award-winning Red Hat Linux server operating system, Red Hat is the
principle provider of GNU-based developer tools and support solutions
for a wide variety of embedded processors. Red Hat provides run-time
solutions, developer tools, Linux kernel expertise and offers support
and engineering services to organizations in all embedded and Linux
Red Hat applies its technological leadership to create open source
solutions for all points on the Internet and in pervasive computing
environments, offers services backed by the best understanding of open
source and the most comprehensive resources, and delivers the brand of
a widely trusted open source leader and corporate partner. Red Hat
offers users one single, trusted point of contact and a common
platform for developing, deploying and managing open source across the
Internet and devices that connect to the Internet.
Red Hat is based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. and has offices
worldwide. Please visit Red Hat on the Web at www.redhat.com.
LINUX is a trademark of Linus Torvalds. RED HAT is a registered
trademark of Red Hat, Inc. All other names and trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.
Forward-looking statements in this press release are made pursuant to
the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange
Act of 1934. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press
release that are not strictly historical statements, including,
without limitation, management's plans and objectives for future
operations and management's assessment of market factors, constitute
forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties.
These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, product
plans and performance, the ability to continue to develop the Linux
kernel and other software, reliance upon strategic relationships, Red
Hat's dependence upon an open source business model, reliance upon
independent third-party Linux developers, management of growth,
expansion of Red Hat's business focus and operations, the possibility
of undetected software errors, the enforceability of the GNU General
Public License and other licenses under which Red Hat's products are
developed and licensed, the scarcity of Linux-based applications, the
risks of economic downturns generally, and in Red Hat's industry
specifically, the risks associated with competition and competitive
pricing pressures, the viability of the Internet, and other risks
detailed in Red Hat's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, copies of which may be accessed through the SEC's Web site
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