"As Novell and Microsoft continue to grow their
partnership into it third year of maturity they are also adding new
tools to the mix. One of them is a new Novell support offer for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux users that was announced last week.
"The new Red Hat offer includes up to two years of support for
Red Hat while the customer migrates to a Novell Linux operating
system. It's an offer that is also now being made available by way
of the Microsoft partnership. Both Microsoft and Novell however
denied that the new support offer would result in a shift in their
""In terms of helping customers migrate from Red Hat, it would
be based on our existing sales model of pro-actively reaching out
to enterprise customers and educating them on the offering,"
Microsoft's Sidhu said."