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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Comment by koki
by koki on Tue 19th Oct 2010 02:55 UTC
koki
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It's not that Linux has failed on the desktop, but rather that the desktop is becoming less and less relevant in the personal computing space. People need to stop using the term "desktop" as if it were the one and only personal computing form factor and have instead to look at the personal computing space as a whole, encompassing all the new form factors that have come into play in the market in the last few years: MIDs, tablets and (yes) phones.

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