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The Linux desktop is dead. Long live the Linux desktop.

Sep 21, 2011, 18:00 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

I've been running Linux on my desktop for about 18 of its 20 years; I used to be the editor-in-chief of DesktopLinux; and today I use Mint 11 Linux as my main desktop. In short, I know a thing or two about the Lnux desktop. Today, though, I declare traditional Linux desktop to be dead.

It's never going to catch up with Windows or Mac OS X in user popularity. It's never going to show up as a common option from mainstream vendors. And, you'll never be able to buy it at your local Best Buy or other big box store.

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