September 27, 2001

Red Hat announces validation of Red Hat Linux for Oracle

Author: JT Smith

Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the leader in developing,
deploying and managing open source solutions, today announced completion of the validation of Red Hat Linux 7.1 for
Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i Application Server. In addition, the validation of Red Hat Linux with other versions of
Oracle software products is expected to be completed by the end of September. As a result of these efforts, Red Hat will
support Red Hat Linux for use with Oracle software and Oracle will support Oracle software on Red Hat Linux.In addition to the work already completed to validate and test Oracle9i products, Red Hat will validate future releases of Red
Hat Linux as technologically appropriate for Oracle software products.

"Red Hat Linux provides an excellent platform for our customers interested in deploying Oracle products on Linux," said
Doug Kennedy, vice president, Global Platform Partnerships, Oracle Corporation. "The validation and testing of Red Hat
Linux and Oracle products delivers on our vision of providing enterprise class software and solutions on a widely accepted
operating environment."

"This joint validation is further testament to the rapid adoption of Linux within the e-business and enterprise communities,"
said Howard Jacobson, Senior Vice President of Sales, Red Hat. "This effort cements an already strong commitment
between Red Hat and Oracle to ensure optimal performance environments for customers working with Oracle and Red Hat

About Red Hat, Inc.
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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 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.

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