Who said anything about cloud based virtual appliances?
The post I replied to did. You do actually know what Azure is, right?
The running joke is people like you who cannot see that Linux on the desktop happened quite a long time ago.
Hilarious. I tried to look up some figures for Linux desktop market share for you, but the Linux trendline is so close to the axis that you can't actually read a figure off the graph.
Does it compete in numbers with Windows, no - not yet, but that is changing so wake up and smell the coffee.
Well, I sure smell something.
Most people in this thread are agreeing that they in fact do run Linux on their netbooks but you do not want to accept that because you are a blacksmith in the age of the horseless carriage....
I got the "I'm a cool techie coz I run Linux!" thing out of my system well over a decade ago, then I grew up. The desktop will be an obsolete concept long before Linux gains significant market share, so if a tiny, unrepresentative minority of tinkerers wants to persist with it, that's fine, but don't try and pretent that that represents some kind of meaningful progress.