"Check out the one-year stock charts for Novell and Red
Hat. Neither chart is particularly impressive, but the trends are
unmistakable. As the economy went from bad to worse in calendar
year 2008, Wall Street lost more and more faith in Novell. In stark
contrast, sometime in late November 2008 -- amid heightened credit
crunch concerns -- financial pundits started betting heavier and
heavier on Red Hat shares."