"With the advent of Cloud Computing and the promise of
SaaS, Netbooks are gaining foothold in the consumer markets and
brought in more and more people to the Linux fold. In spite of all
these developments, Linux Desktop domination is still a pipe dream
like we had more than a decade ago. I don't want to get into the
debate of whether the idea of a desktop is still relevant in this
SaaS era or not. Even though the number of devices with which we
access our software and data has increased many-fold with SaaS,
desktops (well, in its newer cousins like laptops and netbooks) are
still a major part of our digital lifestyle. With the need for
powerful devices decreasing in this Cloud era and with the huge
proliferation of netbooks, people are starting to see a life beyond
Microsoft Windows. This offers a huge opportunity for Linux to gain
a dominant "desktop" market share."
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