Red Hat, RealNetworks Team on Linux
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As part of the agreement, RealNetworks' RealServer 7.0 will be physically bundled with Red Hat's (RHAT) open source operating system software. Service and support for this enterprise solution will be collaboratively provided by both companies.
The two companies will also jointly market the combined solution through their respective sales forces and marketing programs. RealNetworks (RNWK) will join the Red Hat Linux Enterprise Edition Program, a collaborative effort between Red Hat and industry leading application providers designed to deliver optimized solutions, incorporating support and simplified configuration of well-known enterprise and Internet applications, to enterprise customers.
RealNetworks also announced RealPlayer 7 for Linux which will be made available within 30 days from its Web site and will be physically bundled with Red Hat's open source operating system software.
"We are thrilled to see RealNetworks, the acknowledged leader in digital media on the Internet, take a leadership role in growing demand for Linux-based solutions," said Matthew Szulik, president and chief executive officer of Red Hat, Inc.
"This agreement offers broadcasters, hosting providers and corporations the integration and tuning capabilities that simply are not available with closed operating systems. These solutions will also greatly ease installation, configuration, operation, and support as well as provide our joint customers with powerful performance and trusted reliability."