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So, where does Linux fit into the post-PC world?

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"The year of the Linux desktop is coming!" This has been the battle cry of the Linux stalwarts for well over a decade now, but the operating system's impact on desktop and notebook computing has been insignificant.

But now with the era of the PC on the wane, and post-PC devices such as smartphones and tablets grabbing the headlines, where does this leave the open source operating system?

Linux has failed to take advantage of a number of opportunities over the years. While Windows was dominant, it had stumbled a few times with its operating system. On each of these occasions Linux could have stepped up to the plate as a real contender, but , traction has been painfully poor. Perhaps now is the time to give up on the platform and call it a day?

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