Voice of the Masses: Is the “year of Linux on the desktop” question still relevant?

Every year, the same question pops up on technology websites: Is 20XX the year of Linux on the desktop? We’re even tempted to ask it ourselves, because so much is happening in the Linux world. But really, is the question still relevant?

Take a Windows user who spends most of his/her time using Google Mail, Google Drive, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon and the like. Windows may be the desktop OS in this case, but all of the web apps and sites are being served up by Linux. So as people spend more and more time using web apps, many of which are powered by Linux, has Linux already won on the desktop, in one way?

Let us know your thoughts, and we’ll read them out in the next podcast recording!


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