"So with all of these things going for it, what is holding Linux back, particularly in the consumer market? It has a lot of applications, like Gimp,
Star Office, Koffice, Mozilla, My-SQL and a whole lot more. It is getting much improved in the area of peripheral support as the kernel adds functions
dealing with USB, for instance. It also has impressive video driver support thanks to the Xfree86 movement and improving support from companies like
ATI , Nvidia and Matrox. Even printer support is getting substantially better. Now, if they can just get those fonts figured out...
Back on topic. So, what do I think may be the biggest area of opportunity for the consumer market? Why, gaming of course."
May 3, 2002
Linux gaming: Is SDL the answer?