Has Linux dropped off the face of the Earth?

“Over on my mailing list, the WFTL-LUG, a “whatever happened to”
discussion has emerged in part because question traffic has gone
down dramatically. Fewer people are coming out to LUG meetings.
It’s as if Linux is fading away.

“Has Linux dropped off the face of the Earth?” The answer is
obviously no. Linux is still around, stronger than ever, but the
desktop OS does seem to be disappearing. Of course this is true of
Windows and Mac OS, at least from the average user’s perspective.
Desktop Linux is strong with those who use it; those who have been
using it, but the buzz seems to be gone.