It's getting harder to write for Linux in Exile these days. Not because I am running out of topics - in fact, it's quite the opposite. But as Linux Foundation chief Jim Zemlin says, writing these posts almost feels like kicking a puppy.
Linux has "won", in pretty much every category except the desktop. Microsoft relies on desktop PC sales too much to let it go.
But the desktop is becoming less important anyway. The platform matters less when the next generation of computing focuses on the handheld device. And Android (built on Linux) captured the lead in market share for the mobile device platform, even over iPhone. The future is looking bright for Linux.
And on a personal level, I haven't been (technically) "in exile" for a while now. I'm at a new organization, the senior-most IT officer, and Linux on the desktop is part of the culture here.
So I don't know if Linux in Exile is needed anymore. What do you think? Is this blog helpful to you, to the Linux community? Or is it too much like kicking Microsoft when they're down? Leave your comments below.