"Several companies have joined to launch a consortium to promote
Linux for desktop computers, a significant expansion for an
operating system that today fits more comfortably on servers.
"The consortium's goal will be to raise awareness of desktop
Linux and to speed its adoption, the organization plans to announce
"Companies behind the Desktop Linux Consortium include several
Linux sellers such as SuSE, MandrakeSoft, Lycoris, Xandros and
ArkLinux; CodeWeavers, which sells software to help run Windows
programs on Linux systems; OpenOffice, an open-source competitor to
Microsoft Office; and the KDE user interface software..."