You've never heard me pronounce that this is the year for Linux to take off as a desktop operating system. There are a whole bunch of reasons for that. Conditions that must be met are not in place. I recognize this even though Linux is my choice for a desktop OS.
Josh Chalifour has written a succinct summary of what conditions need to be met and done a far better job of it than I could. (And, yes, I've tried. All praise to the paper shredder!) It's an interesting read. I recommend it.