The Linux Desktop Paradox
Jan 14, 2008, 20:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)
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"Nearly every year for the last decade I've heard some pundit or
vendor proclaim from the rooftops: This is the year of the Linux
desktop. Yet, year in and year out, the proclamations don't
"With the innovations in the release of KDE 4 (K Desktop
Environment) this week, the pundits are at it again. This time, one
could argue that KDE 4 is among the most advanced desktops--for any
operating system, let alone Linux.
"At the same time, GNOME, a rival open source desktop system,
has also made tremendous strides in recent years, and has become
the base of the two principal enterprise Linux desktop
"Therein lies the great Linux Desktop paradox..."