DesktopLinux: Looking Into the Future of Linux

[ Thanks to Tom
for this link. ]

“Advances in desktop Linux are developing along two trend
lines–one for adoption and the other for innovation. The rate of
adoption for Linux shows steady growth at a constant rate. However,
technological advances can have an unpredictable impact on
adoption–and cause exponential growth.

“Analysts agree on the current rate of adoption within the
enterprise and among consumers and predict a minor dent in market
share. Some analysts forecast that now that Linux has surpassed
Apple’s market share, it will take a six percent share over the
next two years. Given conventional wisdom, those predictions seem