"While Microsoft is hoping to enter into a patent deal with Red
Hat similar to the one it has with Novell, the software giant has
not ruled out going it alone and providing some sort of
indemnification for its customers who use Red Hat Linux.
"Earlier this month, Microsoft agreed not to assert patent
rights over any technology included in Novell's SUSE Linux and to
provide support and technology to allow SUSE Linux to work with
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