"A week after Microsoft struck a broad Linux pact with Novell,
Microsoft executives made claims that they are open to considering
making similar deals with Linux vendor Red Hat and other
"But one term of the deal with Novell means Microsoft can't
offer other companies the same benefits it is offering Novell:
sales support that includes the distribution of 70,000 coupons for
Linux maintenance and support to customers that want to run both
Windows and Linux in their environments..."