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2014 is the year of the Linux desktop

InfoWorld - Simon Phipps - Linux has unexpectedly made it to the desktop through mobile and cloud, but the unintended consequences are troubling.

Wait, isn't the Linux desktop dead? As I observed last year, it all depends on how you define it.

Many of us had expected a revolutionary overthrow of Windows by something that was, for all intents and purposes, just Windows with Linux under the hood. Instead, we have Chrome OS and Android, which are both essentially Linux, along with services delivered through the browser by cloud providers that run Linux on their servers.