Kolyshkin: Is Linux Ready for Desktop?

“Over the years, this question is raised again an again. AFAIK
last year was declared as ‘Linux Desktop Year’ (or is it current
year?). I got a nice baseball cap from Novell on LinuxWorld San
Francisco, it says ‘Your desktop is ready.’ Recent additions to
Linux desktop includes nice visual effects, similar to those in
latest Mac OS X and Windows Vista. KDE is celebrating 10 years of

“If you search for ‘linux ready for desktop’ on Google it will
tell you there are about 15 million pages on that topic–some
telling it is ready, some telling it is not. So, where is the


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