"A damning report from Gartner has all but put the kiss of
death on Linux, but devotees of the OS maintain it's a force to be
"Linux is the 'hype du jour' that is thought by some to have the
potential to upset Microsoft's dominance on the mainstream
desktop," the Gartner Group report says. "We believe Linux
deployments for desktops will not usurp OS dominance from
Microsoft. "The lack of standards in the Linux community, coupled
with a lack of key productivity applications and with Unix
complexity, will continue to make Linux a poor choice for the
mainstream business productivity user."
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