uncertainty and doubt surrounding Linux following SCO Group's legal action against IBM.
And IBM's investment of $50m in Novell as part of the deal has meant that the distribution and support gap which SCO left in the United Linux
consortium has been plugged.
"This really is very, very good news for Linux," Gary Barnett, principal analyst at Ovum, told vnunet.com. "It's a very important move and will change
the landscape of the world of Linux."