Sidenote: I know that pretty much everyone hates Oracle these days (yours truly included), but an Oracle that swallowed Red Hat would be a good candidate for a company that could pull Linux desktop off. Sure, they would have to lose a lot of the pigheadedness in the process (i.e. lose the Orable moniker), but I do not see it as impossible.
PS. I cannot believe myself that I'm almost "advocating" such a thing here, but this is how big business works, I'm afraid.