Red Hat Software And Adaptec Announce Official Adaptec Hardware Support For The Red Hat Linux OS

Jun 23, 1998, 01:00 ET from Red Hat Software, Inc.

    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Hat(R) Software,
 Inc., publisher of the award-winning Red Hat Linux Operating System, announced
 today that Adaptec, Inc., providers of bandwidth management technologies
 including SCSI controllers, will support the Linux community by providing
 Linux developers with tools and information to ensure quality Adaptec products
 and drivers.
     For Red Hat, Adaptec's support is proof positive that the Linux OS is
 growing rapidly.  "We at Red Hat have always recognized that the Linux
 development model is unparalleled.  That Adaptec recognizes the Linux
 operating system and the Linux development model as beneficial to the PC
 industry speaks volumes about the future of Linux," said Robert Young,
 President, Red Hat Software.
     "I have been using Adaptec controllers for several years, both in my PC
 and as a PCMCIA controller for my notebook, so naturally I am glad that
 Adaptec has chosen to embrace Linux," said Jon "maddog" Hall of Linux
 International. "While the Linux community has been able to provide drivers for
 some Adaptec controllers, it has been a lot easier, faster and more dependable
 since Adaptec began actively supporting Linux, particularly in the age of
 high-speed, highly dependable SCSI subsystems that Adaptec creates."
     Mike Wangsmo, Director of Quality Assurance, Red Hat Software, agreed.
 "The driver quality and level of support that we can now offer truly benefits
 the Linux OS and the Linux community.  Having native support for the cards
 rather than reverse engineered support gives huge performance increases and
 really illustrates how well made the Adaptec controllers are."
     Adaptec will provide SCSI chip design information and host adapters to key
 developers in the Linux community, will provide Linux distributors product and
 information for their respective QA labs, will investigate the distribution of
 low level (e.g.hardware abstraction layer) source code as open source to make
 it easier for developers to produce more maintainable, reliable and extensible
 drivers, and will investigate Linux support of other Adaptec products
 including ethernet cards, 1394, RAID, etc.
     "Adaptec is committed to being an industry leader by offering the broadest
 and most reliable operating system support.  Adaptec is excited to be working
 with Red Hat Software, Inc. to ensure that comprehensive and reliable driver
 technology is widely  available to the Linux market," said Andy Walsh,
 Marketing Manager of Adaptec's SCSI Channel Products Group.
 
     ABOUT ADAPTEC, INC.
     Adaptec (Nasdaq:   ADPT) designs, manufactures, and markets hardware and
 software products that optimize the flow of data between computers,
 peripherals, and networks  to improve total system and application
 performance.  More information on Adaptec's products can be found at
 www.adaptec.com.
 
     ABOUT LINUX
     Linux is the freely distributable, cooperatively-developed POSIX-based,
 multi-user, multi-tasking operating system used worldwide.  Linux is used as a
 high value, fully-functional UNIX(R) workstation for applications ranging from
 Internet Servers to reliable work group computing.
 
     ABOUT RED HAT(R) SOFTWARE, INC.
     Founded in 1994, Red Hat Software is based in Research Triangle Park, NC,
 where it builds and maintains the leading distribution of the Linux operating
 system. Working in cooperation with a huge development team of research,
 academic, and commercial software developers over the Internet, Red Hat's goal
 is to build the most accessible and advanced operating system available
 anywhere.  Red Hat Linux for Intel(R), DEC Alpha(TM), and Sun SPARC(R)
 platforms continues to gain recognition in the computer industry:  From 1996
 to the present, Red Hat Linux was twice named InfoWorld's Product of the Year,
 was given a Productivity accolade in Software Development's "Jolt" Awards, and
 was named an Environment/Desktop finalist in the Ziff-Davis European
 Excellence Awards.
     Red Hat Software also publishes and maintains commercial applications for
 Linux including OSF Motif, CDE, and the Applixware Office Suite.
     RED HAT is a registered trademark of Red Hat Software, Inc.  LINUX is a
 trademark of Linus Torvalds.  UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open
 Group. INTEL is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.  SPARC is a
 registered trademark of SPARC International, Inc.  Products bearing the SPARC
 trademarks are based on an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 ALPHA is a trademark of Digital Equipment Corporation.   APPLIX and APPLIXWARE
 are registered trademarks of Applix, Inc.
     For more information about Red Hat Software and Red Hat products and
 technologies, please call 1-919-547-0012 or visit our web site at
 http://www.redhat.com  Reviews encouraged.
 
 

SOURCE Red Hat Software, Inc.
    RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Red Hat(R) Software,
 Inc., publisher of the award-winning Red Hat Linux Operating System, announced
 today that Adaptec, Inc., providers of bandwidth management technologies
 including SCSI controllers, will support the Linux community by providing
 Linux developers with tools and information to ensure quality Adaptec products
 and drivers.
     For Red Hat, Adaptec's support is proof positive that the Linux OS is
 growing rapidly.  "We at Red Hat have always recognized that the Linux
 development model is unparalleled.  That Adaptec recognizes the Linux
 operating system and the Linux development model as beneficial to the PC
 industry speaks volumes about the future of Linux," said Robert Young,
 President, Red Hat Software.
     "I have been using Adaptec controllers for several years, both in my PC
 and as a PCMCIA controller for my notebook, so naturally I am glad that
 Adaptec has chosen to embrace Linux," said Jon "maddog" Hall of Linux
 International. "While the Linux community has been able to provide drivers for
 some Adaptec controllers, it has been a lot easier, faster and more dependable
 since Adaptec began actively supporting Linux, particularly in the age of
 high-speed, highly dependable SCSI subsystems that Adaptec creates."
     Mike Wangsmo, Director of Quality Assurance, Red Hat Software, agreed.
 "The driver quality and level of support that we can now offer truly benefits
 the Linux OS and the Linux community.  Having native support for the cards
 rather than reverse engineered support gives huge performance increases and
 really illustrates how well made the Adaptec controllers are."
     Adaptec will provide SCSI chip design information and host adapters to key
 developers in the Linux community, will provide Linux distributors product and
 information for their respective QA labs, will investigate the distribution of
 low level (e.g.hardware abstraction layer) source code as open source to make
 it easier for developers to produce more maintainable, reliable and extensible
 drivers, and will investigate Linux support of other Adaptec products
 including ethernet cards, 1394, RAID, etc.
     "Adaptec is committed to being an industry leader by offering the broadest
 and most reliable operating system support.  Adaptec is excited to be working
 with Red Hat Software, Inc. to ensure that comprehensive and reliable driver
 technology is widely  available to the Linux market," said Andy Walsh,
 Marketing Manager of Adaptec's SCSI Channel Products Group.
 
     ABOUT ADAPTEC, INC.
     Adaptec (Nasdaq:   ADPT) designs, manufactures, and markets hardware and
 software products that optimize the flow of data between computers,
 peripherals, and networks  to improve total system and application
 performance.  More information on Adaptec's products can be found at
 www.adaptec.com.
 
     ABOUT LINUX
     Linux is the freely distributable, cooperatively-developed POSIX-based,
 multi-user, multi-tasking operating system used worldwide.  Linux is used as a
 high value, fully-functional UNIX(R) workstation for applications ranging from
 Internet Servers to reliable work group computing.
 
     ABOUT RED HAT(R) SOFTWARE, INC.
     Founded in 1994, Red Hat Software is based in Research Triangle Park, NC,
 where it builds and maintains the leading distribution of the Linux operating
 system. Working in cooperation with a huge development team of research,
 academic, and commercial software developers over the Internet, Red Hat's goal
 is to build the most accessible and advanced operating system available
 anywhere.  Red Hat Linux for Intel(R), DEC Alpha(TM), and Sun SPARC(R)
 platforms continues to gain recognition in the computer industry:  From 1996
 to the present, Red Hat Linux was twice named InfoWorld's Product of the Year,
 was given a Productivity accolade in Software Development's "Jolt" Awards, and
 was named an Environment/Desktop finalist in the Ziff-Davis European
 Excellence Awards.
     Red Hat Software also publishes and maintains commercial applications for
 Linux including OSF Motif, CDE, and the Applixware Office Suite.
     RED HAT is a registered trademark of Red Hat Software, Inc.  LINUX is a
 trademark of Linus Torvalds.  UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open
 Group. INTEL is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.  SPARC is a
 registered trademark of SPARC International, Inc.  Products bearing the SPARC
 trademarks are based on an architecture developed by Sun Microsystems, Inc.
 ALPHA is a trademark of Digital Equipment Corporation.   APPLIX and APPLIXWARE
 are registered trademarks of Applix, Inc.
     For more information about Red Hat Software and Red Hat products and
 technologies, please call 1-919-547-0012 or visit our web site at
 http://www.redhat.com  Reviews encouraged.
 
 SOURCE   Red Hat Software, Inc.