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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Sizing Up the Linux Desktop Market, Part 1

Jul 20, 2005, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Brunelli)

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"How is the Linux desktop market progressing today?

"Tony Iams: Well, slowly. It has been progressing slowly. Every year seems to be the year where widespread adoption of Linux on the desktop is just around the corner. What is clear is from a technology standpoint is that some amazing progress has been made. If you look at the capabilities of desktop Linux today in terms of ease-of-use, in terms of the productivity applications that are available, it's very clear that the development community has invested huge resources in delivering something that is usable by typical end users. There are some terrific Linux desktop products out there today. What I still don't see emerging quite yet is widespread demand. But clearly there are some users that are very interested in running Linux on the desktop..."

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