"Let's start with "The Desktop"
"Was 2009 the year of the Linux desktop? It's a rather silly
question, honestly, and a Google search will show that for the last
number of years, there have been constant predictions that that
year was the year of the Linux desktop. And, guaranteed, in January
there will be more predictions that 2010 will be "the year of the
"But why this focus on a particular point in time? Recent
distributions already prove that Linux is more than capable for the
desktop, and this has been true for years. 2009 brought about GNOME
2.28 and KDE 4.3, both forward-progressing desktop environments.
Are they perfect? Of course not. But let me pose this question: Is
Windows on the desktop perfect?
"Linux on the desktop is entirely subjective: For some, the year
of their Linux desktop was 2009, or last year, or the year before
that. For others, Linux won't be good enough until 2010, or 2011,
or even further."