"Every so often, you read on Slashdot, Digg, or some other
techie news site that Linux is finally ready for the desktop. It's
finally to the point that any end user could sit down at a computer
and happily compute away. The applications are sufficiently
sanitized and Windows-like that even Grandma can use them. I think
it's fair to say that most of our previous conceptions of 'ready
for the desktop' are moot points.
"I think the only folks that are still up in arms over whether
or not Linux will ever be ready are the same folks that have been
talking about it for years. New users really don't care. I don't
say that arbitrarily, I say that because I work in a school, and I
see the 'current generation' of computer users. They don't care if
they use a Mac, a PC, or a Linux machine. Most don't even notice
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