"You'll see these words in more than one article penned by the
pundits. Every year since about 2003 has been called the year of
the Linux desktop--and then, when that fails to transpire, those
who predict these things set about rehashing their predictions for
the next year.
"That the idea has been floated again does not surprise me. This
is a year when Microsoft will be seeking to push a new version of
its Windows operating system down consumers' throats. It's also a
year when several GNU/Linux distributions can claim to be
sufficiently desktop-oriented for the average person to have no
problem using any one of them..."
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