Thursday, December 30, 2010

PCWorld - 7 Predictions For Open Source in 2011

Pretty good article from PCWorld about what trends to look for in 2011. Bullish on Android, tablets, and Ubuntu (as I am) but not sure I agree a true Linux distro will every really make it into the mainstream as the author seems to suggest. Casual users won't put up with the anomalies you encounter with Linux (even the slick, user-centric ones). Check out this post from Collin Pruit for more about the need for true Ubuntu stability/interoperability. Maybe the closest Linux will ever come "to the masses" is the Linux kernel which Android uses for its core system services...

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