Linked by snydeq on Tue 16th Jul 2013 23:43 UTC
Linux Serdar Yegalulp offers a long view of the current evolution of Linux, one that sees the open source OS firmly entrenched as a cornerstone of IT, evolving in almost every direction at once - including most demonstrably toward the mobile and embedded markets. "If Linux acceptance and development are peaking, where does Linux go from up? Because Linux is such a mutable phenomenon and appears in so many incarnations, there may not be any single answer to that question. More important, perhaps, is how Linux - the perennial upstart - will embrace the challenges of being a mature and, in many areas, market-leading project. Here's a look at the future of Linux: as raw material, as the product of community and corporate contributions, and as the target of any number of challenges to its ethos, technical prowess, and growth."
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changed my thinking
by REM2000 on Wed 17th Jul 2013 11:07 UTC
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I really took to the idea of Linux being a Raw material, i really like the concept. It's been hard sometimes to quantify what Linux actually is, as mentioned in the article, it powers routers, phones, desktops and super computers, simply calling it an OS seems to undermine the flexibility of the system.

I am interested in seeing where linux goes in the future, it's getting more and more mature all the time and it's great to see really big concepts being introduced, better battery/power management is the first that comes to mind.

I do love Windows Server and Server Core is a great concept, but for the ultimate in modularity it still doesn't come close to Linux.

There's nothing like setting up a server appliance with linux where only the things you need are installed and use without really much of an overhead of cruft (i.e. personally for me it's a Debian Server).

Memory use is so minimal that sometimes i have to read it again to see if it's in megabytes and not kilobytes, processor usage as well, leading to a very green, very fast and very powerful server appliance.

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