Desktop Linux is Dead, but Linux is Still the Future

Robert Strohmeyer has recently proclaimed the death of the dream of Desktop Linux, after himself being an author of one of those infamous “This is The Year of Glossary Link Linux Desktop” articles in 2008. Frankly, I wouldn’t quite say that the dream is dead, since many people can and probably still do keep on dreaming about it, but as far as the reality goes, it probably is dead, and I wouldn’t quite argue otherwise.

The trouble is, this doesn’t really mean all that much as far as the overall success of Linux as an Glossary Link operating system platform is concerned. As Mr. Strohmeyer himself noted in the end, the desktop itself is essentially dead or dying. Succeeding in a market just when it is becoming more and more irrelevant isn’t much of a triumph anyway.

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