PC Week: Linux is cooking–and Microsoft’s feeling the heat

“There’s an intriguing synchronicity between Microsoft Corp.’s
downward spiral in court and the escalation of Linux as a potential
enterprise operating system.”

“As the Microsoft antitrust trial was recessing two weeks ago,
Linux backers were prepping for the upstart operating system’s
first major enterprise event, the LinuxWorld trade show held here
last week.”

“Some observers say they believe the Linux surge is the result
of Microsoft customers and partners declaring some sort of
open-source independence from the Redmond, Wash., software
developer. Others contend it is simply the work of a modest but
vocal Linux community exploiting a momentous turn against Microsoft
caused by the glare of the government spotlight.”