"Yes, Linux fever is spreading -- affecting even stocks that
have a remote connection to the popular operating system."
"However, investors need to be very careful. True, Linux is a
fast-growing operating system. It's reliable, scalable and it's
free. The system is modifiable by some of the smartest programmers
around the world. Also, Microsoft is under extreme pressure from
the Justice Department."
"Yet, there are some shaky companies, which are benefiting
tremendously from the Linux movement, that may give investors
heartache. One is Corel (CORL) . The company has a long-past,
with much turmoil. Interestingly enough, the company has been
trying to compete against Microsoft in the word processing and
spreadsheet market -- of course, with little success."
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