Now we just need to standardize on a desktop environment, and Linux will actually be a nice OS for the masses.
Maybe SteamOS (and whichever desktop it uses, currently GNOME3) will simply become the de facto standard.
That EOL date is still looming, but we've had scant news since. The media has moved swiftly on, and no updates relating to this have appeared recently — at least, not in publications in Englisch.
Did the citizens take up the offer?
How many people converted their machines?
Did local computer consultants sudddenly get a surge of requests for help installing Ubuntu?
Or was this apparent win actually a quiet fail?
Did giving an alternate operating system away do anything in the bid to wrest computers from the dying grip of Windows XP?"
Heh heh...and now you assume things about me too?
Hint: I'm not the GP.