Dell Factory Installs Red Hat Linux 7.2
Mon Nov 19 11:20:32 2001

Red Hat Linux 7.2 Available on All Dell PowerEdge Servers and Precision

AUSTIN, Texas--Nov. 19, 2001--Dell today announced that it will offer
factory installation of Red HatŪ 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

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 at 

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