"Linux on desktop computers will begin taking off in mainstream
markets in the next 12 to 18 months, Novell President Ron Hovsepian
"Linux has been widely used on networked computers called
servers, but it has comparatively little success on personal
computers, beyond technically savvy users. Many companies have
argued the open-source operating system is on the verge of breaking
out in PCs and have been proven wrong. But Hovsepian sees some
changes that he believes make the market ripe..."