CNNfn: Linux firm wins partners

“Computer industry support for Linux grew Tuesday as IBM,
Compaq, Oracle and Novell agreed to take stakes in Red Hat
Software, a distributor of the operating system that is giving
Microsoft headaches in the corporate server market”

“‘The support of a such a stellar group of leaders creates even
more momentum for … Linux as a powerful, reliable,
cost-effective and safe choice for any computing environment,’ Red
Hat said.”

“The moves spell trouble for Microsoft (MSFT) as it seeks to
market new versions of its Windows NT operating system to big
corporations, industry analysts have said. Some analysts say that
if it lives up to its promise, Linux could end up reshaping the
computer software industry.”