I found this piece of information interesting. I have been tracking stock prices for Linux related companies and for this week ending 2006-Nov-10,
Red Hat stock is at $17.85 USD per share
Novell stock is at $6.66 USD per share
Gateway stock is at $1.73 USD per share
Notice the price of Novell stock. That is what they get for partnering with Microsoft. These are the actual quotes from the NASDAQ stock exchange.