"But will 2.6 be the one that will finally bring the Linux
operating system to the masses? Torvalds thinks it's a big step in
the right direction, but Linux distributors are ultimately
responsible for incorporating the kernel into a user-friendly
"'My take on the desktop world is that Linux isn't ready for all
desktop users because of some shortcomings in application coverage
and application integration,' said Andrew Morton, the maintainer of
the Linux production kernel. 'However, it is ready for a lot of
desktop users--those with less-demanding requirements. We expect
Linux to have some success in this space over 2004.'
"Some programmers and analysts believe that Sun Microsystems has
the Linux distribution that could finally woo Windows users over to
open source, assuming users can get past the product's confusing
name--Java Desktop System..."
Some of the products that appear on this site are from companies from which QuinStreet receives compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site including, for example, the order in which they appear. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace.