"Linux has made major inroads on servers and in data centers
running both open-source and proprietary applications on millions
of computers worldwide. We've recently seen the rise of Linux on
mobile devices. But the Linux desktop remains elusive. We know it's
out there, but it only now seems to be approaching the tipping
"Where is desktop Linux at the moment? Right now we see end-user
Linux in fixed function and transactional systems and technical
workstations. Transactional systems tend to be next-generation Unix
replacements that connect to Linux and mainframe back-end systems.
Technical workstations are largely in the developer arena..."