"In 13 Reasons why Linux won't make it to a desktop near you, we
reviewed Linux as a marketing case study. In this column, we take a
good look at the product to find out why it has thrived despite its
"A couple of years ago, the Linux desktop was a pimply
adolescent with half-baked ideas. Today we see a handsome,
well-dressed grown-up who handles a range of tasks with confidence
and even performs fancy tricks. No longer need we make allowances
for his dress sense or his strange habits..."
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