"Linux has always been a great operating system for programmers.
Since the late 90s, however, there's been a big push to make Linux
more attractive to people that don't have Mountain Dew addictions.
Desktop environments have improved the user interface to the point
where large institutions are rolling out Linux workstations,
something that never would have happened with twm as the only
desktop option. Meanwhile, the day-to-day tasks of business have
been made doable by projects like OpenOffice and Mozilla.
"Parallel to Linux's furthering of basic usability, there's been
a lot of work put into high-end uses for Linux, like professional