An interesting blog entry from Phil Shapiro on whether Linux is desktop-ready.
"Our public library has been offering these Linux public stations for the past 3 years. People come up to me and ask, “What does Linux look like?” and I answer them with a gentle smile, “The computer you've been using for the past two hours is Linux.”
Kids love using the OpenOffice draw program to add speech bubbles (also called “callouts”) to funny animal photos from the Internet. People edit their photos using The GIMP. Seniors write their memoirs on our computers. One woman who uses our computer center has 17 great grandchildren...."