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Linux desktop: The one moment in 2020 that is key to its success

If I reveal the Linux desktop information right from the jump, that would be in poor form. After all, I have to build up tension, add a little drama, and make you work for it. This is open source we're talking about--you're used to waiting for the payoff. You've been using Linux as your desktop operating system for decades, all the while wondering why the masses have yet to adopt the platform you know is ideal for the average user. Let's get to the topic at hand before you revolt. (Hint: Linux has been working toward this moment for a very long time, and it's quite obvious to anyone who has been paying attention.)

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