Nice in-depth review of the state of desktop Linux.

Nat Friedman of Ximian gave the most compelling and enlightening perspective on the desktop. What Nat failed to tell the audience still remains untold. Ximian could easily have every bell and whistle to surpass both the Apple Mac OS X desktop and Microsft XP. The only reason they don't own the desktop space relates to underfunding. That began with their original Venture Capitalists and extends to Novell. If Novell gives these guys the resources they need, Linux will ramp up faster that Mac OS X did.