IBM (NYSE: IBM), whose decision to back Linux 10 years ago was a driving force in its adoption by business, called on developers of the open-source operating system to make it more "green" and to stop copying Windows, if they want to see Linux on the desktop.
Bob Sutor, VP of open source and standards at IBM, told attendees of the LinuxWorld Conference in San Francisco, that what the open source community needs to make Linux popular as a desktop OS used by consumers and businesses are "some really good graphic designers."
IBM To Linux Desktop Developers: 'Stop Copying Windows' -- Linux -- InformationWeek
We've seen ubuntu been shipped by Dell, and some other popular distro such as Fedora.
So, what do you think about the future of Linux?
People usually thought Linux is ONLY for servers usages, etc, but it's not true, you can actually use Linux to do all of your general works, thanks to the open community world wide ;o
My first experiences with Linux was, like, few years ago, since my job, requires me to learn at least few basic stuff of Linux stuff, that is required for my job @_@, back then I was using Fedora 4~6. But since then, I'm actually became interested on Linux stuff, and I'm still learning parts of those, especially involving servers managing, mail servers, and such. The first server I configured last time was an IBM machine, with mail server and also file server [samba, etc] and such...still I need to /gain more on Linux stuff thingy [yay for boss who /asked me to learn, lol...but I'm grateful to him, tho XD, since he taught me a lot in these areas.] @_@...