A lot of the above postings seem to take the position of, "What does this mean to me, Al Franken?" Hopefully, it means that there will soon be enough growth in the Linux user market that hardware vendors will provide M$ and Linux drivers and more software vendors will port their applications. If that happens, then even if you use Slackware, you will benefit.
So, let's just hope that this brings another chunk of users over, and stop worrying about whether it passes the litmus test of "good Linux".
BTW, I have been using Calera's distro (currently OpenLinux 1.2) for the past 3 years as my primary home OS. This is because at some time during the week, I also use M$ Win 3x, Win 9x, NT, Sun/OS, AIX, IBM OS/400, IBM VM/ESA, and IBM MVS/ESA, and I didn't feel like spending the time up front learning everything I needed to know to build a usable system. However, in that 3 years, I have finally learned enough about X to edit
So don't knock making it easy to get started.