Why Desktop Linux Really Hasn’t (Yet) Succeeded

“The most important reason you don’t see Linux desktops
everywhere you look is that Linux desktop applications aren’t
generally compelling.

“OpenOffice has a better underlying technical design than
Microsoft Office but is neither significantly different nor
obviously better on net in the hands of users–and just as good
doesn’t cut it: Office on the Mac defends the installed base but
never drove growth even though it used to be a generation or so
ahead of the PC product…”