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About Desktop Linux (DTL)

The Desktop Linux (DTL) workgroup is working towards making the Linux desktop in the enterprise a reality. To achieve this objective:

  • Move toward a standard Linux desktop application environment by moving desktop APIs into the desktop LSB profile.
  • Identify and remove barriers that ISVs face in porting to and developing on Linux.
  • Identify and promote a set of desktop Linux usage models and the standards needed for those usage models.
  • Identify mismatches and gaps between existing desktop implementations and the usage models, then work with the open source community to address those problems.
  • Promote and sponsor key desktop community events.

Conference Calls

Desktop Linux conference calls are on every other Wednesday at 1PM (Eastern).
Number: 1-877-346-9707
Passcode: 55586

  • Wednesday January 16th, 2008 13:00 EST
  • Wednesday January 30th, 2008 13:00 EST
  • Wednesday February 13th, 2008 13:00 EST
  • Wednesday February 27th, 2008 13:00 EST
  • Wednesday March 12th, 2008 13:00 EDT (note switch to Daylight Savings, still 1pm Eastern but different UT)
  • Wednesday March 26th, 2008 13:00 EDT
  • Skip April 9th because we'll all be together for the Desktop Architects Meeting #5 meeting in Austin TX
  • Wednesday April 23th, 2008 13:00 EDT
  • Wednesday May 07th, 2008 13:00 EDT
  • Wednesday May 21th, 2008 13:00 EDT

Active Survey Tools

Open Source Assessment Survey

  • Assess the awareness of open source software by IT professionals,
  • Determine the level of experience that IT professionals have with open source software,
  • Identify any motivators that encourage IT professionals to evaluate open source software.

Desktop Linux BLOG

The Desktop Linux workgroup can post BLOG articles for topics relating to the Desktop Linux workgroup or topics relating to the desktop linux community and/or ecosystem.

Analysis of Previous Surveys


Third Annual Desktop Linux Survey Results

The Linux Foundation Desktop workgroup is delighted that tens of thousands of participants completed the 2007 Linux Desktop/Client Survey. If you are interested in reviewing the aggregated results of the survey follow this link.

2007 Linux Desktop/Client Survey Results

The Linux Foundation Desktop Workgroup will use the survey results to prioritize the 2008 LF desktop initiatives, focus the communities' development efforts and accelerate the global adoption of Linux desktops and clients. It also offers Linux ISVs, OEMs, the LF membership and broader community new insights into how businesses are adopting Linux and their Linux desktop requirements.

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Desktop Architects


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