"I went to the LinuxWorld Expo show in New York last month
determined to ask one question to anyone who'd speak with me: When
is Linux on the desktop finally going to take off?
"As I mentioned in my first column, I spent a few years
predicting that widespread adoption of desktop Linux was right
around the corner. How naive! And yet, as I've also pointed out in
this space, most of the necessary pieces are already in place:
Device support is pretty strong, user-friendliness has been
addressed (and continues to improve), and solid applications that
cover basic computing tasks (Web browsing, e-mail, office apps) are
abundant. So is desktop Linux right around the corner now...?