Eps 1: Will 2022 be the year of the Linux Desktop?

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Everett Pena

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For those who haven't seen me before, I've been using Linux as my desktop OS since 1993, two years after Linux was created. Since then, I've used dozens of different Linux distributions and ran a Linux desktop site for years.
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2021 has been a great year for Ubuntu on the Windows Subsystem for Linux . No, 2021 wasn't the "Year of the Linux Desktop" that everyone hopes it will be every year , but the continued dominance of Linux in the corporate space cannot be denied. the very slow growth of Linux on the desktop.
Given some of the impressive distribution releases in 2021, the enthusiasm for new Linux distributions and updates for 2022-2022 is at its peak. Obviously this year we will see new Linux kernels, new Linux laptops from both major and independent PC vendors; and maybe even a new Linux phone with JingOS. I don't have a crystal ball - and there are a lot of things I'd like to see - but here are my top 5 predictions for what Linux will bring in 2022.
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Developer Tim Wells insisted that the Linux desktop idea of ​​the year is that there will be a year when Linux reaches the stage where the average user can install and use it on their PC without problems.