TechWeb: Microsoft Fallout Spurs Early Linux [Stock] Bounce

“The U.S. government’s proposal Friday to split software giant
Microsoft into two companies is already proving a boon to upstart
Linux companies, as several Linux stocks were trading significantly
higher in midday market action Monday.”

“Some Linux stocks, which had not been performing well, got
a shot in the arm Monday morning, indicating that at least some
investors believe the potential breakup will spur innovation and
growth in the Linux community.”

“Corel (stock: CORL), for example, was up 1 15/32. Caldera
(stock: CALD)was up 2 3/8. Red Hat (stock: RHAT) posted a 3 3/4
gain at the halfway mark.”


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