I've been using Linux exclusively for about 13 years. To me, 2003 was the year of the Linux desktop, and then every year since then.
Just because it hasn't achieved the popularity of Windows or OSX, doesn't mean it isn't just as capable (I've used a MacBook Pro for 4 years at work, and I still haven't been persuaded to make the switch at home). I installed it on my mother's ageing laptop a few years ago, and she's been pretty happy using it since then.
I completely agree; my remark was just poking fun at the headline which for some reason decided that "drawing underlines" was one of the top features of Wine 2.0.
And yeah, I got fed up troubleshooting my Dad's desktop with Windows, and talked him into buying a System 76 "nettop" with Ubuntu. He's been using it ever since and my support calls have dropped to near zero.