Linux 3.0 has been released. Technically, the release of version 3.0 of the Linux kernel shouldn't be too eventful, since the jump in version number doesn't actually signify any huge change or whatever; the only reason behind the bump to 3.0 is to come to saner version numbering. Still, man, it's like, totally version 3 of the Linux kernel.
So yeah, the year of Linux on the desktop never came, but in its place came a lot of other, possibly far more impressive stuff. The year of Linux on the server - dominating. The year of Linux on smartphones - Linux is godlike here. The year of Linux on high-performance computing - Linux aced this market. And a whole load of other things, like embedded uses for Torvalds' baby.