The opinion of a single media idiot doesn't really amount to much. Any technical journalist worth his weight should know by now that GNU/Linux is a serious contender, and not some underground "hobbyist" operating system. Although, the guy didn't state exactly why he considers the idea of using it to be a ridiculous notion; is it too difficult to use, too un-"user friendly", or does he consider it an unworthy competitor to Windows? He should be more clear on that point.