The death of Linux and other predictions

Posted by raislinux2 on Apr 14, 2010 2:46 PM EDT; By Walter V. Koenning
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An article headline declares, "This is the year of the death of Linux on the desktop." These stories scroll along on the same news websites on the same day. To top it off, squeezed in between these headlines are even more predictions about things I thought were really dead… SCO for instance.

Firstly, this is NOT the year of Linux on the desktop, because frankly it has been on the desktop many years already. Read my recent article: Why Linux on the Desktop is Wrong! So can we lay to rest the phrase "the year of the desktop" and all variations? May it rest in peace!

Secondly, the desktop is NOT dying because someone came up with another clever idea. People sliding their greasy fingers all over their iPad touch screen while drinking coffee isn't going to somehow end people sitting at a desk and typing on a keyboard.

I predict (if I may be so bold) that many of these people will spill their coffee, while trying to clean the grease from their touch screens and quickly return to their desk with a keyboard to...

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