The article seems to point more towards Linux on mobile devices and "cloud" type environments. Not that, that is a bad thing. These are, after-all... the biggest markets of late.
As far as the Linux desktop/user OS? We have all discussed before, many times, the fact that Linux will most likely never see the top-rank due to the fact there is no conformity as far as applications.
Windows will always hold the rank as long as the majority of home users are able to surf the net and download all their glittery/shiny& sparkly trojans and worms loaded apps. and for as long as MS can hold a monopoly on software companies via $$$$
It really is ironic though, when one thinks of what most average home users, actually use their pc for.. which are just the basics...
surf the net
uploading pic from their cam, etc.....
All the things one can do just as easy (if not easier) than when using Windows?? And... without the viruses.
Facts are facts... MS has had a hold on the mass-market for home-users for so long, that the masses a pretty much completely naive and brainwashed at this point. And they will continue to throw money at expensive MS/Windows products, no matter how poor they are put together...
I used to try to ague these points on the web but eventually just gave up. It is just no use arguing with people who are so dumb as a stump and brainwashed
Now, I am at the point where I use Linux, and it works for me, and I don't have the hassles of MS/Windows and I can keep my money in my pocket and I am happy. If there are people out there who just don't get it, and never will... that's their problem.
I say Linux should continue to concentrate in the mobile and "cloud" markets... and leave the home/user market as is... It will never die and those of us who know how great it is will always be able to enjoy it, and just laugh at those who whine about Windows and stare at them in complete dismay.