September 5, 2001

Red Hat announces embedded Linux developer suite

Author: JT Smith

"Red
Hat Inc. today unveiled the Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite, a packaged
offering that combines new versions of its embedded Linux platform, development tools,
runtime technologies and support services into a single offering designed to meet the
needs of developers looking for a standardized open source platform for faster creation,
deployment and testing of target software components for embedded devices."
Schwartz Communications for Red Hat
(781) 684-0770
redhat@schwartz-pr.com


RED HAT EXPANDS EMBEDDED OFFERINGS WITH NEW RED HAT
EMBEDDED LINUX DEVELOPER SUITE

New Embedded Linux Developer Suite Provides a Comprehensive and Standardized
Open Source Platform for Design and Customization of Red Hat Embedded Linux in
Devices

EMBEDDED SYSTEMS CONFERENCE, BOSTON, MA--September 5, 2001-- Red
Hat Inc., (Nasdaq:RHAT), the leader in developing, deploying and managing open source
solutions, today unveiled the Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite, a packaged
offering that combines new versions of its embedded Linux platform, development tools,
runtime technologies and support services into a single offering designed to meet the
needs of developers looking for a standardized open source platform for faster creation,
deployment and testing of target software components for embedded devices.

The Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite includes Red Hat Embedded Linux based
on the industry-leading open source Red Hat Linux operating system configured for use
in embedded systems.  The offering provides the developer with broad capability for
different device requirements targeting MIPS, SuperH, X86, PowerPC and
ARM/StrongARM/XScale architectures.

"The demand for open source development tools and software is exploding as embedded
developers from telecommunications, datacommunications and Internet appliance
manufacturers are discovering the cost, performance and time-to-market benefits inherent
to open source-based embedded devices," said Michael Tiemann, chief technical officer,
Red Hat.  "The addition of this packaged offering along with our custom engineering
services and consulting provides a standard starting point for those developers looking to
quickly integrate the benefits of a full-featured open source OS like Red Hat Embedded
Linux into their development projects."

"In a recent survey, almost half of all embedded developers responding indicated that
they either use, or plan to use, embedded Linux within the next five years," said Stephen
Balacco, industry analyst with Venture Development Corporation.  "These new products
position Red Hat to capitalize on this opportunity."

Key features of the Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite include:

- New version of Red Hat Embedded Linux based on the industry-standard Linux 2.4 kernel
- New gcc3 based versions of the GNUPro cross development tools for all architectures
- New configuration tool for fine grain GUI configuration of the targeted environment
- New integrated system build environment for faster and more flexible target image creation
- RedBoot Embedded Bootloader/BIOS for a standardized debugging and bootstrap solution
- glibc 2.2 libraries for all architectures
- Latest versions of Red Hat Linux RPM packages optimized for cross development
- Red Hat Network managed services for host systems developing Red Hat Embedded Linux runtime
and tools software
- Several support service packages to choose from based on the developer needs for
greater flexibility.

Industry?s Most Comprehensive Embedded Solutions

The Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite further expands the Red Hat embedded
portfolio to provide the industry?s most comprehensive set of embedded solutions.  Red
Hat is a leader in the development of key technologies for embedded devices and has
provided custom engineering services for many of the Fortune Tech 100 companies in the
deployment of embedded solutions. Red Hat?s comprehensive family of technologies
and services include the following:

- Red Hat Embedded Linux: The Linux kernel and operating system configured for use in
embedded devices, based on the industry-leading Red Hat Linux operating system.
- Red Hat eCos: an open source real-time operating system for deeply embedded
applications, supporting µ-Itron and EL/IX APIs.
- RedBoot: standardized embedded debug and bootstrap solution that provides firmware
for running and debugging embedded Linux, eCos and GNUPro applications.
- GNUPro ToolSuite: Red Hat?s commercial software development suite of tools built
around the open source GNU standard. GNUPro products are tested, certified and
produced as an integrated tool suite for developers of both desktop and embedded products.
- Technical Support Services: Including installation support, advice line and high-end
software support.
- Engineering Services: Consulting and engineering services for custom component
development, optimization services and porting.
- Red Hat Network: Remote management capabilities to keep system software current and
secure, both on the developer workstation as well as on the embedded system.

For additional information regarding Red Hat?s extensive suite of embedded design and
support offerings visit http://www.redhat.com/embedded

Pricing and Availability

Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite will be available in October along with
pricing.  Customers may place orders with Red Hat sales by calling 866-2REDHAT ext.
3018 or 919-547-0012 ext. 434.

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the leader in developing, deploying and managing solutions built on the
benefits of an open source platform. The open source platform includes the Red Hat
Linux operating system for mainframes, servers, workstations and embedded devices,
GNUPro tools for developers, database, e-Commerce, secure Web server, high
availability server and run-time solutions like eCos and RedBoot. For this platform, Red
Hat provides end-to-end professional services including Professional Consulting,
Engineering services, Enterprise Support services and Global Learning services.  Red Hat
Network is the premier Internet based service that simplifies and integrates the
deployment and management of these offers.  More information about Red Hat is
available at www.redhat.com. Red Hat is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
and has offices worldwide. For investor inquiries, contact Gabriel Szulik at Red Hat,
(919) 547-0012, x439.
# # #

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

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,
reliance upon strategic relationships, management of growth, the possibility of undetected
software errors, 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
at http://www.sec.gov.
Click Here!