"Linux on the desktop will not be ready until "my
grandmother can use it." The phrase invariably shows up on both
sides of the desktop war.
Windows proponents present it as proof that the Linux desktop is
dead. The Linux evangelist's retaliation is his sweet, elderly
grandmother. She uses Linux. She also frags him relentlessly in
Quake and balances her checkbook with GnuCash.
Are the Linux desktop environment projects -- as in KDE and
GNOME -- really after Grandma? Is Grandma the lowest common
denominator that needs to be satisfied?