Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 17:40 UTC
Linux "I recently read a story that asked, 'Has the Desktop Linux Bubble Burst?' Burst!? No, I don't think so. Actually, it still isn't even half as big as it will be when it's full. The author goes on to explain that he feels this way because GNOME 'lacks any form of a vision', while KDE4 is full of wonderful ideas, but not enough money and effort behind turning concepts into code. I don't see that at all. I think both popular Linux desktop environments are making good progress."
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Of course it is!
by fsck on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 19:57 UTC
fsck
Member since:
2005-07-06

In just the same way Vista is the most secure windows ever. The linux desktop in 2006 looks better than it did in 2003, 2004, 2005 but that's obvious.

The question for many people is: When will Linux be "ready for the desktop"? And in the same way: "When will Windows be secure?" Only time will tell.

Edited 2006-12-23 20:01

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RE: Of course it is!
by porcel on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 20:15 in reply to "Of course it is!"
porcel Member since:
2006-01-28

Whose desktop? What workload?

Linux is ready today for lots of things and isn't so ready for others, games, but this is primarily an issue of market supply and not a technology issue.

Please stop the silly polemics. I am tired of all of this "when will linux be ready for the desktop?"

Jesus, if it is ready for the thousands of bureaucrats and secretaries and children and businessmen that use it in Extremadura, Spain, I am sure it is ready for lots of other people, but you can continue asking the same facetious questions on the hope of creating uncertainty.

It isn't working.

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RE[2]: Of course it is!
by castleinthesky on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 21:18 in reply to "RE: Of course it is!"
castleinthesky Member since:
2006-02-08

Here here (I seem to say that a lot).

I run an office based entirely on Fedora thinclients (ten users)- and other than those who are unable to distinguish between a mouse and keyboard, we have little problems.

Nothing larger than using XP and having to overhead of licensing, security costs (spyware, viruses) I would say.

Linux has been more than 'ready' for the desktop for several years now, you just have to define what you mean by desktop first.

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