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Is Android the key to the GNU/Linux desktop? Really?

Jun 15, 2009, 10:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Mobily)

[ Thanks to steve hill for this link. ]

"This isn't the first time somebody tries the pair Linux+Java to create an alternative, heaven-like desktop environment. Sun tried something similar a few years ago: it was called "Sun Java Desktop". There was an "interesting" review on about it and about the support offered. Nowadays, SJD has "reached its End Of Life. SDJ failed.

"The next attempt to bring GNU/Linux to the desktop is being made by Ubuntu, which has undoubtedly made a difference in the GNU/Linux world. However, it seems that Ubuntu has brought GNU/Linux onto the desktop of many existing GNU/Linux users, but it hasn't quite eroded much of the existing desktop market. Despite my hopes and desires, it seems unlikely at the moment that Ubuntu will erode significant amounts of market share from OS X and Windows. It is happening, but it's a very slow process -- a bit too slow. I would like to see GNU/Linux on most computers within my own lifetime!"

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