"It's taken the confluence of several disparate but connected
events to create the perfect breeding ground for desktop versions
of Linux to finally flourish.
"Firstly, credit where it's due, Apple's decision to switch to a
Unix core proved that you didn't need to be a geek and/or a master
of the command line interface to enjoy the benefits of Bell Labs'
near 40-year-old gaming platform. You could now watch the pretty
pictures with the click of a mouse and have no need to know what
was under the covers of MacOS X..."