Published at LXer:
With Microsoft's Vista looking more like a joke everyday, there is a real opportunity for Linux to make a true attempt to go for the mainstream user. Unfortunately, itís their openness and freedom that is holding them back. Obviously we are not going to see the Linux companies out there working together as they are after all, still competing with one another. But there are some things that they can do to enable the development community in such a way that it will give Windows a run for its money unlike anything the world has ever seen before.