Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 18th Oct 2010 21:54 UTC
Linux Well, it's been a while since we've opened this particular jar (box is not historically accurate) owned by Pandora. Desktop Linux... Yes, that ever elusive readiness of the desktop that is Linux-powered. Some story on ComputerWorld argues that the desktop Linux dream is dead, and apparently, the story is causing some stir on the web. Well, paint me pink and call me a lightbulb, but of course desktop Linux is dead. However - who gives a flying monkey? Linux is being used by more people than ever!
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Why you shouldn't care
by SlackerJack on Mon 18th Oct 2010 23:44 UTC
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I've been a happy Linux user for over 10 years and it's desktop share is irrelevant to me. Linux has millions more users than 10 years ago and that proves how successful Linux is. Linux is successful on other platforms and devices.

How do you define success? Being used by millions of users is successful. I think people want it to beat Windows to be successful since it's all a good media storm made up by the cliché "Year of the Linux desktop", which doesn't actually mean anything if you put it in context.

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