Celebrating 30 years of Linux - is 2021 finally the year of the Linux desktop? My favorite Linux insider joke is that “The year of the Linux desktop is always next year”. Each year there is a new technology which is expected to achieve breakthroughs. I was asked almost a decade ago to give a talk about this topic. I proved to my audience that the year of the Linux desktop is already here, just not the way most Linux users expect it.