In a LinuxCon keynote, Intel says that because of Android and Chrome OS, they see Linux as the "leading end-user operating system":
Intel: The year of the Linux desktop is here | ZDNet
Microsoft Kill Shots: How IBM/Linux Deals the Latest Blow to Redmond Empire - Forbes
Linux conference opens with vow of end of era for Windows | IT World Canada News
FOSS and Linux Fuel the Future of Gaming, Cloud Computing and the Rest of Tech | Linux.com
These next 4 articles talk about Valve delivering it's own version of Linux and also prototype hardware. Their intention is to let others build hardware too. A common platform for Linux gaming would be a big boost and could leave Windows and MacOS out in the cold w.r.t. to hard-core gamers.
Valve unveils Linux-based living room operating system SteamOS - GeekWire
Valve Beta Boosts Linux Gaming Full Steam Ahead | Community | TechNewsWorld
8 Reasons Valve’s Steam Machines Conquer the Living Room and 5 They Don’t | TIME.com
The Steam Box Is Real, and It’s Coming This Year — Along with Others in 2014 | TIME.com
WARNING: contains photo of Linus Torvalds making obscene gesture.
Linus had previously said that Nvida was the "single worst company" to deal with, this appears ready to change:
Nvidia seeks peace with Linux, pledges help on open source driver (Updated) | Ars Technica
This short piece was written after the Ars Technica piece, apparently Nvidia really is delivering:
Nvidia increasing support for Linux, says software director | Polygon