The Linux Desktop Is Here, Hiding In Plain Site

Linux - a software kernel that forms the basis for many alternative computer operating systems - has been around for years, and is a great underground success story; it runs much of the Internet and most of the world's supercomputers.

However, Linux on the Desktop (Linux used by "ordinary folk" rather than geeks) while long-promised and often-predicted, never really materialized - or has it? If we look around these days, we actually find that Linux has crept in through the back door while we were not looking, and is now very comfortably curled up in front of the fireplace, thank you very much.
After years of talk about the Linux desktop becoming important, it finally is. But thanks to Chromebooks and Android PCs, it's not the Linux desktop we expected.

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