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Linux Is Ready for the Desktop

Attention all developers: Linux is ready for the desktop. Here's how I know:

  • Title: Linux Is Ready for the Desktop - Now
    Date: June 2000
    Supporting Quote: "In a corporate enviornment, the Linux UI can be mandated just as easily as the Windows UI can ... can't it? With the widespread implementation of XML, won't Linux/Star Office be able to access the Excel/Word/Access/Macros that 'schpyder'(?) referred to without a great deal of recoding/downtime?"

  • Title: Why Linux Is Ready for the Desktop
    Date: July 2003
    Supporting Quote: "The fact is that for most anything that a 'windows user' ie: someone accustomed to the windows way of working, for 95 percent plus of hardware/software stuff, you never need to go to the CLI on a modern distro."

  • Title: Linux Is Ready for the Desktop
    Date: January 2004
    Supporting Quote: "In 2001, Linux started popping up on servers run by adventurous penny-pinchers at places like, which saved millions of dollars by replacing Sun servers running Solaris with HP servers running Linux. By the end of the year, 53 percent of chief information officers surveyed by Gartner said they were seriously considering installing Linux on their servers; in December 2002, that number leapt to 77 percent.' from 'Linux Is Ready for the Desktop" on Business 2.0's Working Tech.'

  • Title: Linux Is Ready for the D esktop -- But Whose Desktop?
    Date: July 2005
    Supporting Quote: "Anyone who argues that Linux as an operating system isn't usable for the everyday user (not the commercial graphic designer, not the heavy gamer), I'd challenge you: find a Linux expert (someone who knows just about anything about installing Linux, someone who can install Slackware or Linux from Scratch with her hands tied behind her back) and find a Linux ignoramus (someone who's never heard of Linux)."

  • Title: Linux Is Ready for the Desktop, and This Is No Longer a Debatable Matter
    Date: "10 years ago"
    Supporting Quote: "Modern Linux offerings for the desktop provide a cohesive and predictable experience."

  • Title: Linux IS Ready for the Desktop
    Date: March 2007
    Supporting Quote: "It's not that hard to install a Linux OS (not anymore). In fact, I can't think of any glitches that occured when I installed 6.06. I do know that having a particular type of system in the school system does make a bit of an impact on people, but then why aren't more people buying Apple machines in droves?

  • Title: Linux Is Desktop Ready for Most People
    Date: October 2007
    Supporting Quote: " I think I can say that the vast majority of average users out there who have desktop computers are ready for Linux. The only ones you can subtract are people with advanced needs, e.g: 3D gaming or HD video editing, and people with incredibly incompatible hardware."

  • Title: Yes, Linux Is 'Ready for the Desktop'
    Date: May 2008
    Supporting Quote: "There are now at least three viable choices in choosing a desktop operating environment: Linux, Mac, and Windows. Yup, Linux on the desktop is ready for prime-time."

  • Title: Why Linux Is Ready for the Desktop Today
    Date: June 2009
    Supporting Quote: "Linux is ready for the desktop -- of that, there is no doubt. The ever increasing number of users adopting Linux is testament to its accessibility."

  • Title: Linux IS Ready For The Desktop
    Date: August 2010
    Supporting Quote: "In fact, Linux is no harder to install than any other Operating System. But since Windows comes pre-installed, all the user must do is to activate the end user license to get going. The only thing we -- Linux users -- must do, is to install it on their computer in dual-boot mode, and give them a few how-tos on how to work with it. Isn't that something we all have done in the past many times?"

I could go on and on, developers, but you get the idea. Linux is ready for the desktop. Happy April 1!

Posted by David Ramel on April 1, 2017