What if we never have the year of the Linux desktop?

Every year since 2004 has been touted as the year of the Linux desktop. That year where Linux of some flavor makes huge inroads into the home and work desktop scene. Every year these predictions have fallen short. Now 2008 being the year of the Linux desktop stories are already making the rounds.

What if there is no year of the Linux desktop – at least, not as is conceived in many of these articles. I can’t see Linux suddenly taking over 25% of the home computer user’s machines.