Jason Evangelho has been a tech reviewer for Forbes for a long time. He ventured into the realm of Desktop Linux a few years back and is one of the most important international voices that brought attention on Linux to the masses. He is a big proponent of Linux Desktop adoption and tries to point out the good and the bad when it comes to the recent state of Linux.
Personally I think it's a typical "chicken and egg" problem when it comes to Linux and the ecosystem underpinned by the companies we are doomed to rely on, such as AMD and Nvidia. And we all know what problems Nvidia holds for us...
IMHO, Linux adoption on a bigger scale will only be viable with the growth and maturity of gaming under Linux. Why do I think that? We all started out playing with technology, be it games or the command line. Playing is an essential part of being a highly evolved mammal and the best way to learn, as you have fun while solving problems that you want solved. Unlike school where you are forced to solve boring stuff.
What are your thoughts on this?