Linux Standard Base 3.1 is due to be unveiled soon
, which will include explicit Linux desktop application support. Already approved by Linux leaders Red Hat and Novell, as well as many other important players, the first LSB 3.1-certified desktop distribution is expected to come from Xandros
. The effect will be to standardise the Linux desktop, a move that should mean that application developers will find it much easier to target the complete Linux platform. A unified Linux desktop environment will remove a major hindrance to Linux desktop adoption, it is hoped.