Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 17:45 UTC
X11, Window Managers Apparently, my article a few days ago caused a bigger stir than I had anticipated, not at all unrelated to the fact that my wordings may not have been optimal. So, let me clarify things a bit.
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by molnarcs on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 20:52 UTC
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The problem with your article is that you take the expectation of a vocal minority - that linux desktop adaptation will happen suddenly and en masse - and then you set on to disprove that. In other words, your article is simply silly.

There is not linux desktop bubble - so there is nothing to burst. It was a sensationalist article, and like all sensationalist, badly written articles on osnews, it generated lots of comments.

2002 wasn't the year of the linux destkop. Neither was 2003, 2004 ... 2006. And yet ... they all were years of the linux desktop, because on hand hand, desktop environments became mature and the credibility and viability of linux has grown, and on the other hand, the application stack became almost complete, with filling in important holes (with openoffice, scribus, koffice, etc.) 2007 will be the year of the linux desktop as well, because we shall witness the same growth - and more importantly, the same acceleration of growth that we saw in the past few years.

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