I thought that this was a good article from Dan Gilmore. It pretty much describes most of my experiences with Linux (which have been quite good). And, one of the comments to the article rightly mentions the concept of convergence. I think that many are eager for Canonical to take the next step forward in the near future.
Oh, and by the way, if you really like this topic, you might enjoy one of the webcasts from Jupiter Broadcasting. – The Linux Action Show (LAS) in particular.
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