ComputerWorld: Guilty Verdict Could Boost Linux Fortunes [Poll]

“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.”