GNOME Is Still A Ways Off From 10% Goal
Written by Michael Larabel in GNOME on 1 January 2012 at 05:11 PM EST. 74 Comments
For those that don't remember, the GNOME project had a goal of a 10% global desktop share by 2010, this was their "10x10" goal. Two years later, they're still a long way off.

You can read about the original GNOME 10x10 goal in this Phoronix news posting. Now two years later they still aren't close to capturing a 10% desktop market-share, nor is Linux in general close to reaching this lofty goal.

Do you think the GNOME project will ever reach this 10% goal? They do have the Wiki page for this lapsed goal live on the GNOME Live Wiki, but no new goals have been set.
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