Year of Linux Desktops?

,----[ Quote ]
| Once again, it's the year of the Linux Desktop. Actually, it might be the
| eighth Year of Linux Desktops, because I stopped counting. However, I have
| shifted my main work machine from one running Windows XP to two running
| (right now) Ubuntu 7.10 and OpenSuSE 10.3. All my browsing, e-mail, and word
| processing work now takes place on a Linux machine.
`----

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/23683


Yesterday:

A Microsoft Midlife Crisis?

,----[ Quote ]
| Is Microsoft undergoing a midlife crisis? The software titan's recent mergers
| and acquisitions track record suggests as much. In an attempt to keep up with
| Google and other Web 2.0 stars, Microsoft looks as if it is getting pushed
| around at the bargaining table. The latest act of profligacy came yesterday
| when it paid a whopping premium to acquire Fast Search & Transfer for $1.2
| billion. * *
`----

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1199...oo_hs&ru=yahoo