"Adoption of Linux on the desktop is progressing, but no "David
and Goliath" single blow will suddenly slay the dominance of
Microsoft Windows, Linux advocates say..."
"Users often ask when Linux will be ready for the desktop, said
Nat Friedman, vice president of research and development for the
Ximian division of Novell. But that's the wrong question, because
for many desktop users, Linux is already ready, said Friedman, a
developer of the Gnome Linux desktop..."