Originally Posted by IOWA
Well if this could bring Linux mindshare/marketshare up a bit, maybe productivity apps can follow.
There are already plenty of productivity apps available for Linux, most of them free. What would increase Linux marketshare (in the consumer space) is if computers found on Best Buy, etc shelves come with Linux pre-installed. Alas, given past failed attempts, I don't see it gaining much traction - at least not when the price difference between a Linux desktop and similarly equipped Windows desktop is just $50 or less. Even amongst cheapskates, they still tend to go with the platform most familiar to them.