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REBOL Featured on Release of Red Hat Linux 5.2

Network Messaging Language Enables Linux Users
to Write Simpler, More Productive Scripts

UKIAH, Calif. - November 2, 1998 - REBOL Technologies (, the creator of next-generation, network-based messaging technology, announced that its free network messaging language, REBOL/Core V1.0, is featured on today's release of Official Red Hat Linux 5.2. REBOL/Core is packaged with Red Hat's Linux Applications CD, meaning Linux users will be able to take immediate advantage of REBOL's Internet-native, productivity-enhancing capabilities. The latest update to REBOL/Core is also available – free of charge – at

"The tremendous growth of Red Hat Linux and its acceptance by the user community underscores the need for robust and powerful operating system alternatives," noted Carl Sassenrath, founder and CEO of REBOL Technologies. "REBOL complements Red Hat's functionality by providing a simple, human-centric, robust messaging language for developing network scripts and applications on Linux. At the same time, REBOL ensures complete platform- and OS-independence for those working in heterogeneous environments."

Robert Young, president of Red Hat Software, explains, "As computing systems have continued to diversify, the need for standard, Internet-centric methods of information exchange has emerged. Our community welcomes tools and technologies that simplify peer-to-peer communication. The REBOL language is just such a solution -- platform-independent and free of charge. We are pleased that it is compatible with Red Hat Linux 5.2."

About the REBOL Language

REBOL is an Internet-native language, directly handling primary Internet protocols such as e-mail, Web and FTP. No other bundled network or computer applications are needed, although REBOL's open, customizable design means they can all be accommodated. In addition to Linux, REBOL applications run on AmigaOS, FreeBSD, Macintosh, Solaris 2.6, and Windows 95/98/NT. Forthcoming releases will also support OS/2, HP-UX, AIX, BeOS, DEC Alpha and others. Typical REBOL applications might include web site building and maintenance, electronic commerce, file transfer, list management, newsgroup processing, E-mail filtering and processing, and Web searches.


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About Red Hat Software, Inc.

Founded in 1994, Red Hat Software, Inc. is based in Research Triangle Park, NC, where it builds and maintains the Red Hat Linux distribution of the Linux operating system for Intel®, DEC Alpha(TM), and Sun SPARC® platforms. 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 Linux operating system. It's working: InfoWorld Magazine named Red Hat Linux 4.0 the 1996 Product of the Year and Red Hat Linux 5.0 the 1997 Product of the Year, and in 1997, Red Hat Linux 4.1 was 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.

About REBOL Technologies

REBOL Technologies, based in Ukiah, California, develops, markets, licenses and supports REBOL, a network messaging language that represents an entirely new class of languages, with capabilities well beyond those of anachronistic programming and scripting languages. REBOL's mission is to usher in a new era of productivity through the development and distribution of a paradigm-shattering language that reintroduces human factors and customizability into application development and computing.

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