Commentators are Greg Jetter (aktrapper) and William Raymon (Buzz).
Please take a moment to let Joe and the gang know where your interest in Linux lies. As Linux is a Very large topic and we want to focus in on issues that you listeners would like more information about. I and Buzz both could talk about Linux all day long if allowed.
The state of Desktop Linux :
some links :
The Linux desktop has evolved , it's getting better and better each day , that is what happens when you got thousand of programmers working on a program .
E-mail ., web browsing , writing a document or creating a spreadsheet, you cant beat Linux , Linux provides the basic services most people want.
Is there too much choice in Linux and is that a bad thing or a good thing?
Some Desk top Linux distro that specialise in user friendly/windows type of desk tops
Freespire , freespire.org
Freespire 1.0 is Linspire's free Linux distribution. It was originally a Debian-based desktop Linux operating system
A good starting point is the website : desktoplinux.com
http://www.desktoplinux.com/articles/AT7386380154.html , contains a list of popular distros that strive to present a easy to use desktop.
What is Cloud Computing ?
this is what wikapeida says
Some successful cloud architectures have little or no centralized infrastructure or billing systems whatsoever, including peer-to-peer networks such as BitTorrent and Skype, and volunteer computing such as SETI@home.
So Cloud computing basically is a peer to peer type of service.
Because cloud computing does not allow users to physically possess the storage of their data (the exception being the possibility that data can be backed up to a user-owned storage device, such as a USB flash drive or hard disk) it does leave responsibility of data storage and control in the hands of the provider.
Good OS , based on google applications