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Is 2022 the year of the Linux desktop?

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It should be no surprise that I am a Linux user and I have been for many years. I was introduced to Slackware 1 many many years ago and have been a user since. I’ve seen it’s transition for it’s early days to what it is today, and it’s hard to argue that it doesn’t look good these days. Over the years the idea of the “year of the Linux desktop” has been a regularly debated topic.

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  • 2022 is not going to be the year of Linux on the desktop

    It has been the time of year again when Linux fanboys emerge from their dust-filled server rooms to declare that 2022 might be the year that their favourite operating system will replace Windows on the desktop.

    TechRepublic said that there was no “denying the continued dominance of Linux in the enterprise space and the very slow (and subtle) growth of Linux on the desktop. And in just about every space (minus the smartphone arena), Linux made some serious gains."

    Developer Tim Wells insisted that the idea of the year of the Linux desktop is that there would come a year that the free and open source operating system would reach a stage that the average user could install and use it on their pc without running into problems.

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  • Analysts Weigh In: Will We Ever See the Year of the Linux Desktop? [Ed: What Slashdot means by "analyst" is Microsoft pundits noted in Microsoft sites]

    How popular is Linux? The Windows Central site admits Linux is starting to tempt them. "It made such an imprint on Windows Central that not all of us even bother much with Windows anymore."

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