November 19, 2001

Dell factory installs Red Hat Linux 7.2

Author: JT Smith

AUSTIN, Texas--Nov. 19, 2001--Dell (Nasdaq:DELL - news)
today announced that it will offer factory installation of Red Hat®
Linux 7.2 on its entire line of Dell Precision(tm) workstations and
Dell PowerEdge(tm) servers, including the PowerEdge 1500SC server,
which was introduced today for small business customers.

Dell Precision workstations running Red Hat Linux are an ideal
production and development platform offering the most popular desktop
user interfaces, and development compilers and interpreters. Red Hat
Linux on Dell PowerEdge servers offers a cost effective networking
infrastructure and development option for many of today's most common
business applications. Dell also has worked closely with Red Hat to
provide support in Red Hat Linux 7.2 for Broadcom's Secure Sockets
Layer (SSL) accelerator card, available as a low-cost security option
on most PowerEdge servers.

For customers who develop their own Linux image using Red Hat
Linux 7.2 or another Linux distribution, Dell offers Custom Factory
Integration to install the software on Dell OptiPlex(tm) desktop and
Dell Latitude(tm) notebook computers.

Red Hat Linux 7.2 is immediately available on Dell PowerEdge
servers and will be available on Dell Precision workstations later
this year. For more information on Red Hat Linux on Dell systems, go
to More information on Red Hat Linux can be found

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