Techradar article "Is the Linux Desktop Dead"
It was bound to happened sooner or later. First, the end of the PC. Then that went away. Now with game counsels and smartphones being as powerful as they are, both the PC and the game console have come under fire with "Tech Profits" foreseeing the end of PC's by gaming consoles, and gaming consoles done in by smartphones and tablets, in the near future. Now, with the rise of YouTube, Hulu, and so much online content, many are claiming that the end of TV is near.
So how has Linux avoided such crazy talk? They haven't. Techradar posted an article on their website looking into the question, "Is the Linux Desktop becoming extinct?" Here is the link to the article, it is very long, but it does contain comments from some very big Linux community names. (Linus Torvalds, Theodore Ts'o, Alan Cox, and more)