Windows 10, Steam, and the Year of the Linux Desktop

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Linux folks have been clamoring for a long time – sometimes for good reason, sometimes not – about the “year of the Linux Desktop.”  While this sentiment isn’t clearly defined, from what I have read it could be loosely interpreted as “the year in which Linux use as an every day operating system really started to take off.”  I’m not sure really how you would measure that.  After all, even if Linux as a desktop OS grew 300% in a year, I would imagine it would still fall well behind the number of Windows systems in use.

But, still, I think it’s an interesting statement.  After reading a few threads on Reddit (especially in r/Linux), I have a few thoughts on the issues surrounding this.

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