DesktopLinux: Desktop Linux: A VB/Access Developer�s View

“Applications, device drivers, easier installation, improved
cross application compatibility… these are just a few things that
are steadily improving in Desktop Linux. Additional enhancements
would be good, but overall there isn’t really that much missing in

“One real showstopper for mass adoption of Linux is a mixture of
‘lack of awareness’ and ‘fear of the unknown.’ The vast majority of
PC users do not really understand what an operating system is and
even though more and more people may have heard of Linux, they
probably haven’t the faintest notion of what it is or more
importantly, what it does. Many people are still apprehensive of
computers and the idea of a greater unknown is daunting to