The moment I realized that there would be no final year of Linux was the moment I discovered that my beloved stage piano(!) actually ran some version of Linux. While the debate has raged over what year will be "the year of Linux on the desktop", people has assumed that being ready for the desktop is somehow equated with being successful. At the same time, Linux has snuck in the back door into surprisingly many homes, into appliances Microsoft never ever dreamed of supporting, and that is a good a measure of Linux' success as a win on the desktop. I believe the day Linux has more installs (appliances/computers running its code) than any Microsoft product will come a long time before Linux matches the user share of Windows on the desktop.