Microsoft Corp.'s Windows, Linux advocates said at an enterprise Linux conference Wednesday.
Instead, Linux vendors and others advocating Linux on the desktop should pick their battles, they said.
Nat Friedman, vice president of research and development for the Ximian division of Novell Inc., said he often gets questions from desktop users, such
as "When will Linux be ready for the desktop?" But those are the wrong questions, because for many desktop users, Linux is already ready, said
Friedman, a developer of the Gnome Linux desktop.
The media has portrayed the Linux versus Microsoft desktop fight as David versus Goliath, but unlike the Bible story, Linux won't fell the software