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MSNBC: Red Hat in Fight to Keep Linux lead

Feb 09, 2004, 18:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The November 2003 sale of another Linux player, SuSE, to Provo, Utah-based Novell has created a deep-pocketed competitor that could offer a stiff fight to Red Hat, say analysts who track the industry.

"Also, the lurking threat of Unix company SCO, which claims its code was infringed and is demanding $3 billion from IBM, could dismember the growing adoption of Linux among companies. SCO has threatened to bring its first lawsuit against a Fortune 500 user of Linux in February.

"For now, though, Red Hat is coasting ahead..."

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