The Year of the Linux Desktop

One of my biggest grievances with the current state of Linux journalism is the sheer volume of puff pieces passed off as quality content. I’ll be among the first to admit there are some decent technology writers still puttering around. Yet despite years of experience in the tech space, far too many of them fall victim to the deadly writing assignment “Year of the Linux Desktop” type articles.

The Year of the Linux Desktop

Editors often assign puff piece articles with one laser focused thought in their tiny little brains – eyeballs on the article in question. These editorial minions of mediocrity have no interest in furthering the adoption of Linux on the desktop. They simply wish to make their monthly readership quotas so they can assign additional puff pieces to a willing batch of wet behind-the-ear tech writers.

And this brings us to the hottest Linux topic next to a new Ubuntu release announcement – The Year of the Linux Desktop. (Insert dramatic music here…or something)

The concept of this topic is nothing new. It’s been recycled off and on for years by countless publications. In 2017, Linux enthusiasts were told by a well known presenter for the Linux Foundation that this would be the year of the Linux desktop. Well, perhaps not exactly… (Read the rest)