Red Hat Linux is a remarkably fast, secure, POSIX oriented Operating System in use by millions of users worldwide. Red Hat Software, Inc. provides for ongoing development, upgrades and support of the Red Hat Linux OS to Intel, Alpha, and now SPARC computers.
By offering Red Hat Linux to SPARC users, Red Hat can help SPARC users upgrade without the major expense or headaches usually involved. Important benefits to SPARC users are: High Performance, Security, and compatibility across platforms.
Red Hat Linux is extremely efficient as an OS for the SPARC platform. In performance comparisons it performs far faster than Solaris at equivalent tasks. Speed and reduced system overhead make Red Hat Linux an excellent choice for SPARC computers.
Red Hat Linux 4.1 for SPARC computers is built from the same source tree as Red Hat 4.1 for Intel and Alpha computers. This ensures a maximum ease of software portability between machines running Red Hat Linux regardless of the underlying hardware architecture. Network integration of Intel, Alpha and SPARC computers is a painless alternative to trying to force operating systems from different vendors to talk to each other. Red Hat Linux ships with both C and C++ compilers as well as scripting languages and complete source code making this the perfect development platform.