Dell Broadens Linux Offering

Linux Applications Available from; Factory-Installation Of Red Hat Linux 6.0 Expands to Europe, Planned for Asia-Pacific Region

Round Rock, Texas, May 26, 1999

Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq: DELL), the world's leading direct computer systems company, today announced several initiatives to broaden the availability to Dell customers, of products and information for the Linux operating system for Dell customers. These initiatives include:

"The Dell direct model provides customers worldwide with an ideal way to obtain Linux-related products, development tools and information," said Joe Marengi, senior vice president, Dell Relationship Group. "Dell customers can now visit a single Web site to purchase hardware certified for and installed with Red Hat Linux, as well as software applications written specifically for the Linux operating system."

Dell was the first company to receive multiprocessor certification from Red Hat for its four-processor PowerEdge 6300 enterprise server and its two-processor Dell Precision WorkStations. Dell now offers Red Hat Linux 6.0 factory-installed on configurations of its PowerEdge 1300, 2300, 4300, 4350, 6300 and 6350 servers; Dell Precision 410 and 610 workstations; and OptiPlex GX1 and GX1p desktop PCs.

Additional information about Linux on Dell systems can be found at

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