Jeremy Allison had a great comment on something that scoble said about Linux and the desktop. Hope you don't mind me quoting you here Jeremy:
You can't beat it. You need to accecpt that it is there, a valid part of the computing landscape, like the Mac. You need to port your desktop apps to it and *try to make money on it*.
Remember doing that ? It's what you used to do before the monopoly. Before you tried to destroy what you can't control.
You can't destroy Linux. You need to work with it.
My favourite recent quote from Bruce Perens :
"Imagine what it took for Microsoft to piss off so many people that they're all willing to work night and day without pay just to bring that company down."