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Even the framing “year of Linux on desktop” is broken. There is no such thing as “Linux on desktop.” There is only the next laptop or phone you buy. Can you use it to do the everyday things you need/want to do in 2021 or can’t you? Could be powered by hamsters on treadmills for all anyone (but a relative handful of geeks) cares. But whether it is free and open or proprietary will determine the character of the society we live in, our rights, and our freedoms.

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