Dell, Oracle and Red Hat Deliver Business-Critical Linux Solutions for the Enterprise

Dell Delivers New Certified Platforms for Oracle9i Database and Red Hat Linux Advanced Server

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 5, 2002—At a launch event at Oracle“ headquarters, executives from Dell, Oracle and Red Hat unveiled flexible, cost-effective solutions on Red Hat“ Linux Advanced Server that are available today for enterprise customers. These new Linux platforms enable customers to migrate from expensive, proprietary systems to robust, high-performing and more cost-effective industry-standard platforms for their business-critical applications.

As platform development partners for Oracle9i‘ Database on Linux and leaders in the server, database and Linux markets respectively, Dell, Oracle and Red Hat have optimized these solutions to provide maximum performance, while increasing customers' return on investment and simplifying corporate computing infrastructures. Specifically, Dell will certify its entire line of PowerEdge‘ servers for Red Hat Linux Advanced Server and Oracle9i Database Release 2. In the coming months, Dell will offer certified configurations of Oracle9i Real Application Clusters (RAC), speeding deployment and increasing availability for business-critical Oracle database applications.

In addition, Dell will now resell Oracle licenses with PowerEdge servers and certified configurations, further simplifying the customer's experience for Oracle9i Database and Oracle9i Application Server deployments. Customers can choose Dell as a single point of sale for all their Dell-Oracle configurations with the same level of service and support as if purchased from Oracle directly.

Leaders in Linux
Dell has worked extensively with Oracle and Red Hat to deliver industry-firsts that include the first Oracle9i Database certified configuration running Red Hat Linux and the first Oracle clustering certification on Dell | EMC storage systems.

"Over the last six months, we have seen a significant increase in Linux interest from our corporate customers," said Russ Holt, vice president of Dell's Enterprise Systems Group. "Fortune 500 companies are turning to Dell, Oracle and Red Hat to take advantage of the dramatic price and performance benefits we can provide through a comprehensive Linux-based solution for infrastructure computing."

"As Oracle continues to evolve our technology to meet our customers' requirements, Dell has become a leading partner because of their commitment to high performance and flexibility at a competitive price point," said Juan Jones, vice president Market Development, Platform Technologies Division, Oracle Corp. "Our goal is simply to provide Oracle's world class technology on industry standard servers so that customers have a low-cost, highly available choice for running their business."

Dell PowerEdge servers will also support Oracle9i Database Release 2 and Oracle9i RAC on Microsoft Windows 2000 Server when it becomes available.

About Dell
Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq: DELL), the world's most preferred computer systems company, is a premier provider of products and services required for customers worldwide to build their information-technology and Internet infrastructures. The company's revenue for the past four quarters totaled $31.2 billion. Dell, through its direct business model, designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals. Information on Dell and its products can be obtained at http://www.dell.com/.

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Oracle, Dell and Red Hat Deliver Enterprise-Ready Linux

Companies Deliver Low Cost Linux Clusters and Significantly Improved Performance for Enterprise Linux Users

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 5, 2002—Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq: ORCL), Dell, and Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq: RHAT) today will announce their collective commitments to Linux for the enterprise. Each company brings distinct products and capabilities that deliver highly reliable, enterprise-class Linux solutions on low cost, industry-standard hardware infrastructures and open-standards operating systems.

This unique partnership addresses growing customer demand for performance and reliability, with increased flexibility and cost-effectiveness for the enterprise market. Together, Oracle, Dell and Red Hat are collaborating to develop, test and bring to market enterprise-ready Linux solutions based on Dell PowerEdge Servers and Dell|EMC and PowerVault storage systems, Release 2 of Oracle9i Database with Real Application Clusters and the Red Hat Linux Advanced Server operating system.

Dell also today announced new certified configurations based on Release 2 of Oracle9i Database and Red Hat Linux Advanced Server and outlined efforts to integrate Oracle Enterprise Manager with Dell OpenManage systems management software. Oracle and Red Hat announced that they have been collaborating on technical enhancements to Red Hat Linux Advanced Server. Additionally, Oracle is also announcing that together with Red Hat, it will deliver fully-integrated customer support for Oracle products running on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server.

Linux in the Enterprise
The adoption of Linux for enterprise computing has been accelerated by support from major application and software vendors offering packaged solutions that can be easily deployed on Red Hat Linux. Oracle, Dell, and Red Hat are working to create a core set of Linux enhancements in the areas of performance, reliability, clustering and manageability to support these customers' enterprise-class deployments. One of the first results of this collaboration is that with the latest Dell PowerEdge Server, and Dell|EMC and PowerVault storage systems, Release 2 of Oracle9i Database and Red Hat Linux Advanced Server, customers can achieve up to four times better I/O throughput, five times better kernel CPU utilization, and 50 percent Oracle query performance improvement.

The Federal Aviation Air Traffic Control System Command Center in Herndon, Virginia is currently implementing a system to support 2,000 concurrent users on an Oracle9i Real Application Clusters (RAC) system using Dell servers on Red Hat Linux. The system, known as the National Log, will be an efficient, highly scalable central clearinghouse database for users in air traffic centers across the country.

"We pushed Oracle on Red Hat Linux pretty hard in a development environment," said John Kelly, database administrator and project manager, KENROB & Associates, Inc, a contractor at the FAA Command Center. "Now we're pushing them pretty hard in a production environment, and we like what we've seen in terms performance and stability. Additionally, the Oracle9i RAC Certified Configuration for Dell on Red Hat Linux has also allowed us a lot more flexibility in hardware and increased cost savings."

"There are two ways you make Linux more reliable: one is you provide much better support, which we're doing, and the second is with a cluster to provide fault tolerance," said Oracle Chairman and CEO Larry Ellison. "If we do our job well, there's no need to build a bigger, faster machine, which will be just too expensive and too unreliable comparatively. Rather than buying a big IBM server, you buy a rack of RAC."

"Dell, Oracle and Red Hat are leaders within the server, database, and Linux OS markets respectively. We have woven a relationship that has culminated into a unique industry partnership encompassing business collaboration, technical leadership, and a focus on customer service at its core," said Michael Dell, chief executive officer, in an address to customers at the Oracle event. "Looking forward, Dell, Oracle and Red Hat are working on new ways to leverage this partnership and continuously improve the performance and value proposition of Linux in the enterprise, as customers migrate to Linux for their critical business processes."

"Red Hat, in conjunction with Oracle and Dell, continues to deliver the low cost and high value benefits of open source computing to the enterprise," said Matthew Szulik, chief executive officer, Red Hat, Inc. "Today's announcement validates the performance of Red Hat Linux Advanced Server and the technical strength of our team. Together, we have created the tools and capabilities customers need to rapidly migrate applications to an enterprise-class Linux environment."

About Dell
Dell Computer Corporation (Nasdaq: DELL), the world's most preferred computer systems company, is a premier provider of products and services required for customers worldwide to build their information-technology and Internet infrastructures. The company's revenue for the past four quarters totaled $31.2 billion. Dell, through its direct business model, designs, manufactures and customizes products and services to customer requirements, and offers an extensive selection of software and peripherals. Information on Dell and its products can be obtained at http://www.dell.com/.

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world's premier open source and Linux provider. Red Hat is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. and has offices worldwide. Please visit Red Hat on the Web at http://www.redhat.com/index.html. For investor inquiries, contact Gabriel Szulik at Red Hat, (919) 754-3700.

About Oracle
Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com/.

Oracle is a registered trademark and Oracle9i is a trademark or registered trademark of Oracle Corporation. Dell is a trademark of Dell Computer Corporation. 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.


Oracle and Red Hat Collaborate to Develop Enhanced Enterprise Capabilites for Red Hat Linux Advanced Server

Joint Development Efforts Satisfy Growing Demand From Enterprise Customers

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., June 5, 2002—Oracle Corp. (Nasdaq:ORCL), the world's largest enterprise software company, and Red Hat, Inc. (Nasdaq:RHAT), the world's premier open source and Linux provider, today announced their collaboration on the development and testing of Red Hat Linux Advanced Server. Oracle also announced today Release 2 of Oracle9i Database and Application Server, and Oracle E-Business Suite 11.5.7 have been certified on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server.

Through Oracle's own Linux research and development, collaboration with Red Hat, and interaction with its large customer community, Oracle is bringing its enterprise software expertise to Linux. As a result, Oracle and Red Hat have enhanced the capabilities of Red Hat Linux Advanced Server running Oracle9i Database to provide customers with a total solution for enterprise Linux deployments.

Demand for high performance, information technology cost reduction and lower total cost of ownership provide a further catalyst for Oracle and Red Hat to work together to develop, test and improve Linux in the areas of performance, reliability, clustering and manageability, enabling the highest level of performance for enterprise applications running on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server. Red Hat will also include the Oracle9i Database in its development testing methodology, ensuring early validation and integration.

"One of the biggest reasons enterprise customers are moving to Linux-based systems is server consolidation to reduce resources required to purchase and maintain IT infrastructures," said Doug Kennedy, vice president of Platform Partnerships at Oracle Corporation. "Oracle and Red Hat plan to work closely together to deliver technical enhancements that our customers require, and we will give those enhancements to the open source community."

Optimized And Certified Database Technology for Linux-based Enterprises Red Hat Linux Advanced Server delivers Linux enhancements in the following key technology areas to satisfy database customer requirements:

For the first time in Oracle's history, Oracle will also offer operating system frontline support for Red Hat Advanced Server. Oracle, in collaboration with Red Hat, will provide support for critical operating system issues to help ensure that joint customers' enterprise businesses enjoy reliable IT infrastructures. For additional support issues, Oracle and Red Hat will collaborate to determine the problem and solution, a commitment that underscores both companies confidence in Red Hat Linux for enterprise infrastructures (see accompanying release).

"Red Hat and Oracle are collaborating on the technical enhancements, development and testing of the operating system as it relates to database and application performance. We will deliver a new customer support model, which will enable customers to adopt Oracle on Red Hat Linux Advanced Server as an enterprise class platform," said Paul Cormier, executive vice president of Engineering at Red Hat. "Together, we will set the foundation for providing better and more efficient solutions to our customers, who can expect to receive better, faster problem escalation, resolution and support as a result of our joint efforts."

About Oracle
Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle visit our website at http://www.oracle.com/.

About Red Hat, Inc.
Red Hat is the world's premier open source and Linux provider. Red Hat is headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. and has offices worldwide. Please visit Red Hat on the Web at http://www.redhat.com/index.html. For investor inquiries, contact Gabriel Szulik at Red Hat, (919) 754-3700.

Oracle is a registered trademark and Oracle9i is a trademark or registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.