"I'm actually beginning to picture a day when users start to ask
their IT departments why they can't run Ubuntu Linux at work, the
way they do at home.
"Now that Dell and Lenovo are running the distribution on some
of its machines, and Novell is promoting a desktop version of Suse,
the stage is set for a serious change in expectations. It was one
thing when companies were using Linux quietly, on back-end systems
like Web servers to cut costs or improve scaleability. This week's
LinuxWorld Expo show in San Francisco has demonstrated that open
source is moving much closer to the front end than ever before, and
with that begins another quiet shift, which will probably happen
among departmental lines..."