"Although there is a certain wistful 'if only' quality to the
discussion, even major Linux vendors acknowledge that it will take
some time before the penguin makes its way to the desktops of
"But how much time is difficult to predict. Although some
analysts once projected that Linux would take decades to filter
down from early adopters to average users, Linux vendors are tired
of waiting, and are doing everything they can to speed up the
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