Linux will never take over the desktop market because it doesn’t have enough games.
People might use Linux for normal day-to-day tasks, but not for gaming.
Sure, there are some Linux games, but nothing good.
It’s like, maybe Pong with console graphics and stuff.
Or that awful interface — what’s that called? GTK or something?
And every game needs a CS degree to install.
Or you have to compile it for days, just to play.
And they don’t have any cool graphics.
Microsoft just has its finger on the gaming industry.
And DX10 looks awesome.
It’s nothing Linux could even get close to.
Maybe in another ten years or so, but not now.
And without cutting-edge games, who’s going to use it?
Maybe a few geeks here and there.
But nobody who’s serious about games.
Gamers just want the best.
The best strategy, best role-playing and best online games there are.
And none of those are in Linux.
(All screenshots courtesy of a 1Ghz Pentium III with a 64Mb GeForce4 440 Go running Ubuntu 7.04. For many more titles, screenshots and instructions, visit the Ubuntu Gamers Arena. And yes, it did take me all day to put this post together. 😉 )