> While we stand around and talk about how browser and desktop security should work in the future, others are actually taking care of the problem and before anyone realizes it has happened it will all be done.
That's good people are putting work into it.
It's definitely something that needs to be touted then if the work is getting done. It can be a very important selling point for some people... especially corporations that hand laptops out to salespeople and whatnot. Since they are not in their corporate sandbox then there is very little IT people can do to control the environment in which these things run.
Being able to not only lock down the desktop to secure it without restricting user's ability to use and get the full benefit of the OS environment is a huge thing and is something you can't get from Windows.
This sort of thing would be a real, obvious, and tangible benefit to switching to Linux.