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Editorial: The Future of the Linux Desktop

Apr 11, 2007, 21:45 (10 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Mister H for this link. ]

"'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..."

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