At 10:40 AM this morning Linux on the desktop was pronounced dead by Dr. Randall Gnu at GPL Memorial Hospital in Portland, Oregon. The cause of death is, as yet, unknown but it is believed to be the result of two decades of constant exposure to FUD.
Friends and colleagues were shocked and saddened at the loss of Linux on the desktop. Said one, "It was so shocking to hear it passed away, it had been doing so well lately, more users than ever, more non-technical users". Said another, "People always say, 'I never expected to get this news', but I really never expected it."
Linux on the desktop had a rocky two decade history, however the last five years had been characterized by unprecedented growth.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers donations be made to the Linux Foundation.