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ComputerWorld: Guilty Verdict Could Boost Linux Fortunes [Poll]

Apr 13, 2000, 20:19 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dominique Deckmyn)

"With Microsoft Corp.'s future dominance of the software industry more than ever in doubt, some users are more willing to look at alternatives. Such as Linux."

"An exclusive Computerworld poll found that 11% of corporations surveyed were more likely to consider other operating systems because of last week's verdict. Linux overwhelmingly was the alternative operating system mentioned most often, with 73% of the vote."

"Michael Gartenberg, an analyst at Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner Group Inc., said his research firm is advising customers to reduce their "lock-in" on Microsoft products wherever possible."

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