>maybe 2016 will be the year of the linux desktop
We could safely say that currently, Microsoft is the one who puts the biggest effort into the "year of the Linux desktop".
There have been huge advances on the Linux desktop in recent years but they are nothing compared to the effort Microsoft puts into its own destruction with Win10.
The nice thing is that Linux is now basically ready to take over the disgruntled Windows users. If commercial sw like Photoshop and AutoCAD was also available, we would see mass migrations now.