Desktop Linux is dead? I thought it was thriving
With all the brouhaha going around about Desktop Linux being "dead" (see this post from Miguel de Icaza – of Gnome and Mono fame – that sparked this latest round of "the sky is falling on Linux" talk) I thought now would be a great time to talk about one of the many ways that Linux is not only alive, but is downright thriving.
We all know that Linux desktops make great "internet" workstations. If you want to browse the internet in a fast, stable and virus-free way, Linux is king.
And, if you spend your day living in spreadsheets and "word" documents, Linux does quite a nice job there as well. OpenOffice is a highly capable, well-respected office suite, even within enterprise organizations.