"Every couple of years, someone compiles a list of programs that
GNU/Linux needs to compete on the desktop. For example, in early
2006, Novell conducted a survey of the applications that people
most wanted ported to the platform.
"However, if you really want to track the most pressing needs
for a free desktop, the most useful indicator is probably the Free
Software Foundation's (FSF'S) list of High Priority Free Software
Projects. Projects make this list 'because there is no adequate
free placement,' the list's home page explains, which means that
'users are continually being seduced into using non-free
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