Linux supporters expect the desktop version of the operating system to follow a progression similar to Linux for servers. An initially thin roster of
server products was bolstered by applications such as the MySQL database program and the Apache Web server, so that Linux penetration rivals or bests
Windows' in several important server markets. Market gains for desktop Linux are expected to continue to trail server products, due to factors from
user interfaces to application availability, but ultimately the pattern of development is likely to be the same.
April 30, 2004