rock on, this is the kind of coverage that the linux community needs. though my frame of reference is limited, it seems like linux is starting to win battles against other major operating systems. i feel everyone benefits from this, go competition!
Of course it will, businesses are starting to see that there is actually an alternative to microsoft, and its really cheap too. the only problem is software, and technical experts. Both of which are growing just as fast. . .
That commercial rocks. Great timing, with the SCO thing, too.
As for PR, commercials don't build PR. Word of mouth does. And linux, above all else, has GREAT word of mouth. I can't say I've ever heard anyone who actually uses linux badmouth it.
Hrm, Servers. Fun little things. Even Sun is making Linux-based servers now (I happen to own a Cobalt RaQ3, which is one of the aforementioned servers). The problem, so far, is that very-very specialized hardware (E10K, et al) cannot run an OS that isn't very-very proprietary, without losing a great deal of functionality. For instance, there is no linux tool to disable a processor board to allow you to hotswap processors in the SUN Enterprise and SunFire series server cabinets.
Also, in response to people-using-linux-at-home comment, I don't think that's really practical. People who're newer to computers don't want something that looks difficult. They don't want to ever, EVER see the back end of things--it's scary. And those who wouldn't be frightened off by such messages, probably already use linux, to some capacity or another.
Though, I suppose I'm not the best person to ask about such things. Most people probably don't have a 1U and two miniATX towers running linux, and a SPARC running SunOS.
First time I've seen it. Seems like a pretty good commercial to me. It'll help get the name out there by using common media instead of word of mouth (although that seems to have worked very well so far).