"It seems that every year there are claims by some industry
pundits that this is the 'Year of Linux.' Obviously, they have been
wrong to date. However, a couple things have happened recently that
have led me to believe that, even if not in 2007, then by the end
of the decade, Linux will have its year.
"The first event was the rise of the Linux distribution Ubuntu.
This is a truly amazing product, and I have been trying it out on
an old machine at home for the last couple of weeks. What is great
about it, as compared to Linux distributions in the past, is that
it contains a complete system of OS and applications that would be
enough for most users, and installs with a few clicks of the mouse;
no geeks needed..."