Linux Doesn’t Make Sense For Desktops

“Longhorn’s woes may open a door for Linux – a very tiny door – but Linux just isn’t a good choice for desktops. Instead, desktop Linux proponents should wake up and switch to the Mac OS.” What are the reasons for this bold statement? The same Eweek article continues, “The best Linux desktops are still beyond the skills of average mortals and enjoy very limited application support. How such systems could benefit from a Longhorn delay escapes me. Linux will remain the desktop of a specialized audience regardless of anything Longhorn does or doesn’t accomplish. Longhorn is intended for the masses; we’ll see if it delivers.” What do you think? Is Linux ready for the desktop market?

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