If you believe some pundits, Linux on the desktop is dead, or at least it shouldn’t buy any long playing records. But I’ll tell you a secret… Those are the same “smart” people who were telling you a year and a half ago that the Mozilla project was dead and that the browser wars were all over. They were wrong then and they are wrong now.
That’s not to say that Linux winning on the desktop is going to be easy. It won’t be. It’s going to be the same struggle that winning over server rooms has been and that’s far from over yet. But here’s another secret. It’s as inevitable and inexorable as the march of time. Microsoft faces an army of people who want to produce something better and cooler than what they can do and they don’t exactly have a history of being “innovative”.
Here are three recent articles on improving Linux or improving specific aspects of it. You may find them interesting:
- Top 10 Things Wrong With Linux, Today
- Bringing KDE Closer to Joe User’s Desktop
- Linux: Twelve Steps to Desktop Dominance