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InfoWorld: European users react calmly to findings in Microsoft case

“Today everything is based on Microsoft’s protocols. And like so
many other businesses, we rely on Microsoft’s software,”
Björling said. “I don’t see us doing anything but continue
buying their products until an equally good or better alternative
supplier appears in the arena…””

“Europe’s open-source software vendor community, meanwhile,
reacted with cautious optimism to Friday’s ruling…”

Linux and other wannabe alternatives may also benefit from
the wave of free publicity they will likely get as more focus now
will be placed on looking for alternatives to Microsoft
products.


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