"Linux, often maligned as not being a serious contender on the
desktop, recently got a new round of thrashing from an unlikely
"While Linux remains popular as ever as a server operating
system, Linux on the desktop has always been a more difficult sell.
That's because Microsoft Office does not run on Linux, and many
Linux desktop applications clearly lag behind their competition on
"Recently, though, another competitor to Linux on the desktop
has appeared, a competitor that attracts much of the same user base
as Linux. That competitor is the Macintosh..."