Thanks to Leo Comitale for this link.
“Linux on the desktop – The open-source operating system has been so wildly popular on many types of servers that some think it could be a credible alternative to Microsoft Windows on the desktop.”
“Still, regardless of the variety and sophistication of its desktop environments and applications, Linux will not be a credible desktop alternative for corporate users until configuration and hardware-compatibility issues are greatly improved. It is a lot to expect so soon — especially considering Microsoft, Apple, and others have been working on similar issues since the mid-1980s. But given the success thus far of the open-source model, and the size and enthusiasm of the developer community, nothing that happens surrounding Linux should be a surprise. Just look how far things came in 1998.”