> His opinion on desktop software is as meaningful as his opinions on rocket ships, film production, oil recovery techniques, sociology, religious history, automobile engineering or any of the other topics he has no meaningful expertise in.
Really? The fact that Linus is an exceptionally smart and successful person doesn't count?
In terms of the desktop, Linus uses Linux desktop software north of eight hours every day. That he would not be worth listening to in this regards is plainly absurd.
PS. I have disagreed with views held by Linus many times. This does not mean I would read his opinion on many topics with great interest.