Green IT, XP reprieve and Linux among top 2008 IT forecasts

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| Technology freaks may get to read about green IT, an extension for Windows
| XP, greater Linux adoption, and more open mobile networks during 2008.
| [...]
| Linux is once again on the IT forecast, with predictions showing that it will
| make major inroads into the enterprise as well as in government IT. Jim
| Zemlin, the president of the Linux Foundation, says that he sees 2008 as
| a “really interesting, breakthrough year for Linux.”

Musings on the Last Day of 2007

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| As I sit in front of my fireplace with my favorite libation in hand, I may
| hope that I had some small influence on his chosen path, and I may hope that
| I made his future life a little better and that his work will make other
| people's futures better but I know that Free Software had a positive affect.


2007: That Was a Very Good (Linux) Year

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| This once I wish I could attach an audio clip to the headline, so that you
| could hear William Shatner singing "It Was a Very Good Year", just to get
| into the proper mood. Because 2007 was a good year for computing on a number
| of different levels: better cheaper hardware, Linux continued to mature and
| grow, and thanks to Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) there is not only
| some actual competition in the tech marketplace, but real growth and
| progress. * * *
| The most important thing that came to light this year is how much Linux and
| FOSS drive the computer industry. It's not the oldtime traditional commercial
| companies that are "driving innovation" as they like to say, and which makes
| me want to hit something every time I hear it because it's such a big fat
| fib, but Linux and the FOSS world. So rather than getting all violent, let's
| take a look at some of the ways that Linux is leaving everyone else in the
| dust. * * *


The top Linux/FOSS events of 2007

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| Sure, it’s been said before, but this time it’s true: 2007 was undoubtedly
| the year which saw Linux go mainstream. Linux has long accepted as a server
| platform and a playground for tweakers, hackers and the adventurous, but 2007
| saw major events which entrenched Linux on the desktop. Let’s look at what
| happened.

Survey Says … Linux Desktop Is Ever More Popular

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| The first thing we can say about the Linux desktop in 2007 is that there are
| more users than ever. The Linux Foundation 2006 survey had fewer than 10,000
| people signing in. This year more than 20,000 Linux desktop users reported
| in.

Linux Users Base More Than doubled Over Last One Year: Survey

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| The number of Linux users has more than doubled over the last one year, says
| a new survey by The survey also said Ubuntu remains their
| Linux distribution of choice.