Sam Hiser writes "Linux is VERY ready for the desktop, says Tom Adelstein, consultant and member of the Open Government Interoperability Project.
We believe those people arguing otherwise or sending mixed messages have alternative agendas, legacy organizational issues or are deliberately pushing misinformation -- none of it about the technology.
Also, we feel useful information in the media about Desktop Linux is hard to find. In this review of the Desktop Linux Consortium
conference, Adelstein helpfully surveys the desktop-appropriateness of the major Linux distros, and he separates the wheat from some of the chaff.
Of interest: Adelstein's considerable programmer's experience, writing applications to the major Linux Desktops, means he has something significant to say.