incrediBILL - 7:11 pm on Mar 18, 2010 (gmt 0)
I think the lack of market share is at least part of the reason for Linux's security.
That's already being put to the test with DVRs as most of them run Linux, such as Tivo, Motorola (Comcast uses), so the sheer number of consumer grade set top boxes running Linux connected securely (so far) to the internet ranges easily in the tens of millions, possibly hundreds of millions.
Drop a copy of Firefox or Chrome in one of those DVRs which can use a wireless USB keyboard and everyone has an internet appliance at their fingertips.
However, I think Andoid, not Ubuntu, will ultimately be the largest multi-purpose consumer distro of Linux on the planet in the least amount of time with Google forging the way. It's already in phones, laptops, pads and netbooks so coming to a desktop PC wouldn't be a
Looks like Android is coming to DVRs so my speculation above was short lived:
The Geeks will dispute this but those devices aren't aimed at Geeks, they're aimed at the consumer masses that just want to get online and don't care about Windows, Mac or Linux, just the Internet.
I'm just going to sit back and enjoy the show and see how it all plays out. ;)