Success is the word of the day.  Dell is working with Novell and other Linux distributors to certify their distributions with Dell hardware and Dell will be preinstalling Linux among its entire product line.  So it looks more and more like 2007 is the year of the Linux desktop.  The UbuCon was underway and Ubuntu hackers have said Microsoft has too much of the market and they will be changing that.  Now that Eric Raymond is on the side of Ubuntu and all of the market demand for Linux Ubuntu will be the defacto standard for Linux distributions.  Microsoft is on notice and if they try to laugh it off only one company will be filing Chapter 13 and that will be Microsoft.