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[News] Vision of GNU/Linux in 10 Years from Now

  • Subject: [News] Vision of GNU/Linux in 10 Years from Now
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 31 Dec 2009 22:06:24 +0000
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Linux 2019

,----[ Quote ]
| What does that tell us? That the trend 
| toward mobile computer devices -- 
| smartphones, netbooks, etc. -- is going to 
| continue, and that the traditional PC 
| desktop will be a niche technology by 2019. 
| By 2005, computer vendors were making more 
| money from laptops than desktops. In the 
| last year, more laptops were being sold 
| than desktops.
| It won't stop there though. Google, with 
| its Linux-based Chrome OS, is pointing the 
| way not just to making the traditional 
| Windows desktop obsolete, but putting the 
| whole concept of desktop-based computing in 
| the junk pile. Google is taking a 
| lightweight operating system, adding cloud-
| based applications and storage, and 
| creating a world where any netbook or 
| smartphone can do 95% of what most people 
| do every day with a Windows-powered 
| desktop.
| It's not just that this kind of Internet 
| mobile computing is going to displace 
| older-style desktops and bring 
| entertainment to anyone, anywhere on any 
| device. No -- there's a whole new set of 
| services that will be taken for granted by 
| 2019 that no current static computing 
| device can duplicate. It will be a 
| combination of LBS (Location-Based 
| Services) and AR (Augmented Reality) that 
| will transform how we use computers.
| With LBS, your applications use GPS and 
| related technologies to determine where you 
| are at any given moment. Armed with this 
| information, applications can tell such 
| things as where the nearest subway or 
| closest steak house is. The next step, 
| which is already being taken, is to update 
| that information in real time. So, for 
| example, you'll soon be able to know that 
| your buddy is waiting for you at the 
| coffeehouse two streets away.
| LBS is already changing how we get around, 
| and AR will take it one step further. 
| Instead of looking at a map, you'll be able 
| to look at the world through your smart 
| device's camera viewer to see a virtual 
| golden brick road to where your friend is 
| staying. You can already use it in 
| applications like SPRXmobile's Layar 
| Reality Browser 3.0, which can already 
| serve as virtual tour guides with your 
| Android, and soon your iPhone 3Gs phones. 



A good year for desktop Linux

,----[ Quote ]
| 2010 is going to be a good year for Linux on
| the desktop.

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