"'The year of Linux on the Desktop.' Typically, these articles
show up near the end of the year. They always cause a big debate
'Will 200* be the year of Linux on the Desktop?!' is the headline,
followed by comment wars. The comment wars break down like this.
Linux vs. Windows users, Mac vs. Linux users, a branch war of
Windows vs. Mac users, KDE vs. Gnome users, Ubuntu lovers/haters,
Compiz vs. Beryl, pro/anti DRM people and the list goes on and on.
A consensus is never reached. Some concepts show up over and over.
This editorial addresses those concepts.
"'Linux will never be ready until my mom/grandma/aunt can use
it!' It is funny to me that it almost always is a female..."