"Those who revere Linux can't imagine why Microsoft doesn't just
give Windows a proper burial. After all, Linux is open, it's free,
it performs beautifully on a wide range of hardware, and there is a
massive library of open and commercial Linux software.
"The debate about whether Linux is viable as a desktop OS has
tapered off now that the KDE (kde.org) and Gnome (gnome.org)
graphical environments are on par with Windows. In the minds of
open source zealots, it's absurd to pay for an operating
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