"Practically every year since the early 2000s, we've
had articles about it being the year of the GNU/Linux desktop. One
doesn't really mind these, given that journalists often regurgitate
the same arguments on an annual basis, no matter what the subject.
"But when it comes to intellectual dishonesty about the debate,
when it comes to being a scramble for traffic without facts, then
one does need to take issue. If only because nobody will dare to do
so - some debates are considered too big to cross.
"A couple of days back, the American technology news
accumulation site, Slashdot, linked to a site on which someone had
listed his reasons why Linux is not ready for the desktop. Of
course, the man is free to list anything he wants - but when that
information is disseminated as something else, we get into troubled