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It’s the year of the Linux desktop. I swear. I promise. Yes, I know you’re probably jaded from hearing that every year since 1998, but this year it’s true. Would I lie to you? But first, a throat-clearing: I’m not talking about desktop dominance. I’m talking about something far more meaningful. For the first time, perhaps ever, Linux is being regarded as a first-class citizen. It’s been a good year. Cross-platform app frameworks like GitHub’s Electron means that Linux users get to use the same applications as their Windows and MacOS counterparts. Meanwhile, in 2018, we’ve seen a flood of…

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