Linux poised to make a splash on the desktop, like, really soon now. Seriously.
I've been using Linux and contributing to the Free Software / Open Source community since 1995. Ever since Netscape opened the code of its (now dead) navigator back in 1998, thus giving much greater exposure to the concept of free software, pretty much every year has been touted as "the year Linux will get a foothold on the desktop. Although for a few years now, more people have started to notice the repeating trend.
I gave into that delusion myself back then, but should you ever come across someone who's still buying into it, this should help sobering him up.
10 years gone by, and it's barely ahead of Windows 98. Sheesh.
(that said, I still find coding for Rosegarden is fun :-) ).