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red hat

1. the broad-brimmed crimson hat given to cardinals as the symbol of their rank and office
2. the rank and office of a cardinal

Red Hat

(operating system)
A distribution of Linux.

http://redhat.com/.

Red Hat

(Red Hat, Inc., Raleigh, NC, www.redhat.com) A software company founded in 1994 by Marc Ewing and Bob Young that specializes in distributing the open source Linux operating system. Even though the primary program components are available for free, Red Hat commercialized the product to provide training, tech support, certification, on-site consulting, documentation and priority access to updates. In less than a decade, the company sold a million units of Red Hat Linux, and Red Hat became synonymous with "commercial Linux." In 2018, IBM acquired Red Hat. See Linux and Fedora.
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When we set out to create our mission statement in 2008, for example, we wanted to be sure that each and every Red Hatter truly understood what we're here to do and why each word was chosen.
By making its Open Decision Framework available, Red Hat hopes to empower business leaders, decision-makers, and project managers to learn from the experiences of Red Hatters and contribute their own findings back to the community.
Barbara Stephens, who was a member of the Red Hatters group at one time, enjoys the Council on Aging.
She also was a member of the Senior Club of Woodstock and the Foxy Red Hatters of Worcester County.
The spirited energy of the Red Hatters - all women 50 and older - surprised Ms.