"For most people, the best desktop operating system-in terms of
applications, stability, and speed-is Windows 2000 Professional. I
personally favor KDE 2.0 on Caldera for my own use, but I don't
make the mistake of thinking that what I like to use is best for
"The sad truth is that Linux desktops, even when gussied up with
KDE or GNOME with the Eazel Nautilus network user environment,
aren't that useful to most people. If you use Unix, or you're a fan
of Corel's WordPerfect Office suite, which runs on Linux, they're
great. If you're not, forget about them."
"The simple truth is that Linux, and the rest of the Unix
family, simply aren't popular for desktop systems. Corel, the
company that tried the hardest to bring out a commercially
successful desktop version of Linux, fell flat on its face despite
a pretty darned good package. I'll keep using it-and so will
hundreds of thousands of Linux fans-but for the foreseeable future,
Linux won't be appearing on many desktops."