From all of us here at OSNews, Happy New Year! 2005 promises to be an exciting year in technology – what surprises do you think this year will hold? What news do you think will top the technology news sites in 2005 – Linux? SCO? Microsoft? Firefox? Security? Wireless networking? A destructive new worm? Share your thoughts here.
Happy New Year!
2004-12-31 OS News 145 Comments
Happy new year from Norway!
Happy New Year from Belgium
Top Stories in 2005:
Onslaught of Exploits in XP and I.E. continue. Longhorn release date pushed back to late-2007 causing Microsoft to set mid-2006 as a release date for XP SP3.
Firefox usage helps drop I.E. share below 80%.
SCO declares bankruptcy; rumors abound of Microsoft buying assets.
Sun declares bankruptcy; rumors abound of Microsoft buying assets.
Gateway declares bankruptcy; Dell and HP both try to aquire the assets and the winner ends up overpaying.
Arch Linux and Ubuntu Linux challenge Slackware for top choice amongst the die-hard Linux users.
“challenge Slackware for top choice amongst the die-hard Linux users”
Since when is Slackware top choice? Which Linux users are “diehard”?
2005 will be the year of Linux! (again)
Sun declares bankruptcy…I don’t think so.
Yes Slackware is a distribution for user’s more technically inclined but how the hell do you expect Ubuntu to even come close. Just a little question…have you even used Ubuntu?
Microsoft buying SCO…what is in that for microsoft? Sometime this year SCO’s intellectual property claims will be refuted. What does that leave SCO with…it’s vendor business. I hardly think MS wants to go back to dabbling in Unix (Xenix) and if they did the SCO codebase is likely to be one of the last options.
Anyways all the best for 2005 everyone…
Everyone will be a little more sober and compassionate due to the catastrophe in Asia. Individuals and companies (tech based or no) will do their best to give generously to those affected by the natural disaster. Bill and Melinda Gates Foudation has so far donated USD 3 million, other socially concious parties will follow suit.
Happy New Year from Sevenoaks, UK
>>”ubuntu challenge Slackware for top choice amongst the die-hard Linux users”
do not think so.
RE: Arch Linux and Ubuntu Linux challenge Slackware for top choice amongst the die-hard Linux users. >>
i doubt it, you can see Mandrake has a firm grip on the #1 spot with Fedora #2 and Slackware avaraging between 7 & 9 usually #7, not that i am saying anything bad about Ubuntu or Arch as they are both fine distros too…
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Happy New Year from Canberra, Australia.
I, for one, am looking forward to the release of Tiger and the technologies associated with it.
Happy new year!
2004 saw a great expansion of desktop linux.
I bet you all that by the end of 2005 the percentage of linux users will double.
Apple like in 2004, will once again turn heads. Especially if the el cheapo mac comes out.
Linux will get better, but will still lack in many things that make a good OS.
Microsoft will not change, only step up the talk against anything Linux, or Apple related. They will also make bold statements about their security against your toasters.
Google will become ever more popular.
Stock to buy in 2005:
Sirius Radio (Siri)
Apple Computer (aapl) (expected to hit $100 if the new mac is released)
Stocks to sell this year:
Microsoft Corp (MSFT)
/drops his 2 cents
What news do you think will top the technology news sites in 2005:
Linux will move on its merry way and attach new users. It will continue its steady pace of enhancements and there will be a continued push to the desktop. I await to see the developments of:
1) OpenOffice 2.0
2) Firefox, Mozilla
3) Various Multimedia apps, (VLC, XMMS, Gimp, Inkscape et al)
Sco will not see bankruptcy this year, it is rashoning its legal expenses. They will drag this out for more than another year.
Microsoft? More PR work on their security campaign as well as hyping all their products. They will continue to us IP as a means of deturing users of non-MS based products. Nothing new, business as usual (BAU).
I see continued growth of Firefox and a slow demise of Mozilla. Well, that will be a sad thing because I am a Mozilla user. Sorry all, I am still a die hard Moz user.
Hardware security products will continue to grow at an enourmous rate. Its unfortunate, it appears that security is being turned into a plug-n-play type device instead of using good security practices: (IE: user policy, OS hardening and so forth).
New wirless technolgies are all on the rise. Wirelss security will remain at its present course. Meaning that if 2 out of 10 people secure their wireless network, it will remain constant. However, the number of wireless users will continue to increase at a dramtic rate. Their will probably be some major corporate netowrk that gets compromised via a wirelss point.
A destructive new worm? There will always be at least 1 destructive new worm every year. I am think anywhere between 2 – 3 worms as well as 5 major viruses.
Windows XP 64 bit will be release and of course there will be some new platform specific virus that spead. It wont be many because the main taget would be a larger audience, XP/2000. Some people will scramble for anti-virus software trying to locate the few companies provide it.
XP 64 will not take off as planned because most business will await for Longhorn. The consumer market via white box companies will slowly distribute the 64 bit version; however I don’t see it going above a 25 percent market share. Atleast not in 1 year (Longhorn release). However these numbers could change depending on the actual release date.
AMD’s market share will continue to grow with Intel still trying to play catch up. On a side note, does anyone know why MS dropped support for the Itanium? Yes, eventually Intel will have a new 64 bit chip, while getting stung by a loss in market share. Intel will make up for the loss, potentially.
Many promises, and a few technology releases that are too expensive to afford.
With that said.
HAPPY NEW YEAR.
That, I predict will be the most accurate prediction.
Happy New Year from Amsterdam, NL.
Gelukkig Nieuw Jaar!
I predict that TJ Hawkins will emerge as a huge successful hardware/software/internet company.
Happy New Year from Portugal.
Feliz Ano Novo.
The AmigaWorld.net team wishes everyone a happy new year! 🙂
May 2005 become the year of prospering OS projects! 😎
Special thanks to the core OSNews crew for making this website such a great resource!
Happy new year from Belgium!!!
I predict that none of the above or coming predictions will actually materialize 😛
• Microsoft will continue to produce shoddy, bug-ridden software with serious security problems
• No one will care. They’ll continue to throw cash at Microsoft.
• Apple will purchase the Macintosh Business Unit from Microsoft and produce “Windows for Mac”, an OS that runs as a native OS X application. It will be three times as fast, five times as stable, and with none of the security problems of “Windows for Windows”.
• No one will care. They’ll continue to throw cash at Microsoft and complain about the Mac’s one-button mouse.
• Apple will hook Steve Jobs to a brain-machine interface and harness the RDF. They will then introduce the ultimate Macintosh, the iGod. It will be the size of an iPod mini, powered by quantum variations in the fabric of the space-time continuum, and capable of simulating the universe while simultaneously downloading movies from the iTunes Media Store (formerly Amazon.com). It will cost $39.95, including 10 cu. meter high-definition holographic display, and lifetime ultra-high speed broadband service.
• No one will care. They’ll continue to throw cash at Microsoft and complain that Macs are underpowered and cost too much. And besides, everyone knows that Macs can’t connect to the Internet anyway. Mac users will complain that they didn’t get the stuff they were promised by the rumor sites.
• Gnome and KDE will merge their efforts and produce a desktop environment so sexy that Steve Jobs’ head will explode with envy. He’ll be so impressed that he’ll immediately release Linux versions of all Apple’s software under the GPL.
• No one will care. They’ll continue to throw cash at Microsoft because Longhorn will eat everybody’s lunch, you’ll see, just as soon as it’s released…any day now… really. Except Linux users, who will continue to gripe, bitch and complain just for the hell of it.
Seriously. It could happen…
Happy New Year from Jamaica, and I implore you all to keep the victims of the Asian tsunami disaster in your thoughts.
Happy new year from Poland
Happy New year for all the OsNews crew and all OsNews readers!
This is a great site for information and reviews about whats going on in our beloved OS world!
Thanks to everyone for all the energy and the news, best wishes for this coming 2005!
Rohayhu Paraguay! (right in the middle of Latin America)
Happy new year from Iceland!
Happy new Year :-)!!!
I think it will be interesting to see how will Microsoft deal with the upcoming dual core processors, 64-bit and how will the Open Source community deal with it as well. Even now, I’m not quite sure whether current PC hardware is used to its full potential – e.g. lots of programs run at almost the same speed on a 1GHz CPU and on a 3GHz one (reminds me of Firefox is one of those).
Perhaps Linux might become more appealing to game developers – it adapts faster to most changes.
All is yet to be seen, though.
I shouldn’t really write this since i’ve consumed enough alcohol to make a horse sleep – but i wish everyone here a good new year. I would also like to thank the osnews staff for keeping the extremely good work up! (it’s like 02:27 here, whoa…)
Since when is Slackware top choice? Which Linux users are “diehard”?
I don’t know about the link you provided, but my link attests to something about Slackware being top choice:
Compare the number of posts and threads.
Happy New Year from São Paulo, Brazil.
Feliz Ano Novo!
I predict Death’s cold clammy grip will grow one year tighter.
Some previously unknown innovative linux distros will emerge.
IE market share will dive ever lower as Firefox’s rises.
US small business will be crushed and the middle class will grow ever poorer as fat US companies and the ultra rich grow fatter and ultra richer.
(Is it cheating to predict a sure thing?)
from hobart, australia
Happy new year from Argentina!!!
Frohes neues Jahr!
Linux will continue to exist, grow, and get better.
Microsoft will continue to exist.
SCO won’t die this month.
Firefox will become increasingly used, but not have 50% of the “browser market” by the end of 2005.
Security will continue to suck. New technologies and implementations will be cool, but people will still create a huge amount of buffer overflows, which will continue to often be exploitable. Protocol flaws and weak cryptography will remain common.
Worms won’t go extinct; how destructive they are will continue to depend primarily on individuals. I doubt that there will be a large amount of very severely destructive ones, but they’ll remain a nuisance to many. People will continue not doing backups.
The Mozilla devs and the larger “Firefox community” will run out of early adoptor targets, and around the same time the media will grow tired of the “Firefox story.”
Momentum will slow down, perhaps even appear to be halted.
Fortitude will be tested.
Happy new year from the lovely Netherlands!
2005 will be the year of eXpert Zone, SkyOS, and of course Apple. Besides that, it will yet again be the not-just-yet-year-of-Linux-on-the-desktop. Just like the past 6 years .
Have a great year y’all.
FreeBSD 5.4 comes and makes all the other operating systems useless.
Happy New Year from Ukraine !
While Wintel will trying to fight against Linux and Macs, the REALLY NEW OS(es) will continue to grow up silently. As well as new programming language(s). The web-site OSNews.com is VERY helpfull in this road to the lucky future.
This year I want to make something new for a change. 🙂
This year I want to finish up my libs and use them to make a living. Where ever that will take me, I don’t care. I want to use open source if I can. Linux, Ubuntu, etc. I hope this year will be good for my business and for everyone else’s.
> I think it will be interesting to see how will Microsoft deal with the upcoming dual core processors, 64-bit and how will the Open Source community deal with it as well.
I have an amd64. The 64-bit beta of Windows is horrible enough to not even install – it doesn’t support the SATA drive. Given a floppy with the 64-bit beta drivers, it loads them, but still complains it can’t find a harddisk. Given an IDE harddisk, it would do part of the install, copying various files to the harddisk, but not be able to boot to do the main part of the install.
Linux was a little bit of a pain, but it *works*; I ended up choosing to run 32-bit linux on it when I had to have it working reliably enough for other people, though. Some apps will need a fair bit of porting. ATI’s been slow with 64-bit drivers, but Nvidia has them. Anyone willing to stick to an r200 should be ok with the open source drivers though.
I’d be surprised if dual core was a problem for either; smp has been fairly common for years (disclaimer: I don’t have a dual core or smp system, so haven’t tried it personally).
> Even now, I’m not quite sure whether current PC hardware is used to its full potential – e.g. lots of programs run at almost the same speed on a 1GHz CPU and on a 3GHz one (reminds me of Firefox is one of those).
Lots of programs aren’t CPU bound. Disk I/O and network access don’t change hugely just because your processor speed triples.
And no, current PC hardware isn’t “used to its full potential.” 90% or so of cycles go idle, and a lot of software has too many layers and manages to run insanely slowly even given multiple ghz below it. Sometimes it’s the death of a thousand cuts, but who knows where running a profiler could help out?
> Perhaps Linux might become more appealing to game developers – it adapts faster to most changes.
Linux has been becoming more appealing to game developers, somewhat; there’s more game development on it than historically. That said, it still sucks, imho, as a platform for developing games. Sound still needs work, and game libraries seem to be fairly primitive/alpha. (I code a little casually, and I’m a CS student; when I write platform-specific code, it’s for Linux. Ymmv.)
I don’t see why it “adapting faster to most changes” really has to do with that though; new graphics cards tend to get better drivers, and/or more quickly released drivers, for Windows. 64-bit PCs won’t be mainstream for several more years. Driver support on 32-bit intel-compatible architectures is still on the side of Windows, and without that, a lot of types of games suck.
> All is yet to be seen, though.
Some, not all. There already are ports of Windows and Linux to 64-bit platforms, for instance.
How it all plays out over the new year will be interesting.
Server (not desktop) OS will continue its consolidation journey to the Top 3:
IBM will continue to slowly stop AIX. HP-UX will lose market share.
Server CPU will continue its consolidation to the Top 4:
– UltraSPARC (Fujitsu and Sun)
Itanium won’t make it… (sigh)
Have a great 2005, and more time with family (in respect to Tsunami in Asia where 125000 have been parted from their loved ones….)
Happy new year from Québec City in Canada!
Not? With the upcoming e17 at full speed – why not?
happy new year,
Have a merry LINUX New Year!!! I think we’ll some massive switching to Open Source during this year.
Cheers from ARGENTINA
Happy New Year!
I continue to wait for Longhorn, hehe and also hoping for a k3b like application for gnome (cuz personally i dont like kde)
Happy New Year from the USA (State of Maine)
Happy Newyear from the Belgian BeOS User Group.
Happy New Year from China!
In 2005 Sir Clive Sinclair will surprise us with the re-introduction of the ZX Spectrum 48+!
No – not kidding!
Happy New Year from Hungary!
Slackware was and will be the best distro ever!
long live for firefox as well!
Happy new year from São Paulo, Brazil!
It’s great to see all the posts from around the world. I’m in Wichita,Ks myself.
I predict that Apple and Linux will both gain market share. Tiger will amaze everyone, even the pc weenies, and Linux will continue to get easier to install and use.
Firefox will be adopted by more than 10% of the market. This will be big!
SCO will survive the year but will suffer some big losses in the courts.
New worms and viruses will continue to exploit vulnerabilities in XP and IE, even the ones with SP2.
I will continue to hone my skills with SUSE will purchase a copy of Tiger.
Love and peace for the new year to all of us.
Perspective of a jaded sys-admin:
Windows will crash, and/or just stop working for no perceiavable reason. Despite my best efforts of patching, firewalling, and virus checking, I will spend at least five nights in the year clearing out a virus infestation caused by some fooligan developer with Administrator access to his desktop machine.
Apple will continue to mostly work, except when it goes off and does it own thing in it’s non-buggy, but completely undocumented fashion. The mac-fanatics will contiue to monolouge about replacing everything with Apple hardware. We still won’t be able to justify the cost.
Linux will continue to mostly work, provide I do my research before hand. A lack of good documentation in key areas (Kerberos comes to mind) will leave me tearing my hair out trying to get it working, and Adobe/Macromedias will continue to refuse to port their software to Linux.
I will install more Linux, Mac, and Windows computers onto the network, and all three will frustrate me with their idiosyncrasies, driving me to consider drinking again.
On the plus side, bandwidth will get cheaper. Upgrades to decent dual monitors means that people may even stop printing out emails.
Pro-Audio support (hardware and applications) on Linux will get better.
Flames and FUD will be exchanged on all sides.
People will post comments of unresearched opinions and downright fiction on OSNews.com.
Happy New Year from Normandy/France
Happy new year from Vancouver, Canada
Happy new year from Salvador, Brazil!
Linux, as every one knows has become an extraordinary operating system that every kid would what for his new year present. The Software it provides is of good quality and source is included . The only thing that i think linux distibutions should start to focus on is marketing. Its not very usefull if you have a good product but customers dont know about it.
Most windows users dont know about linux. If big companies start to market linux properly the whole linux community will benefit.
Hope this year will bring success to linux distributions and improvements in windows security
Happy New Year
Happy New year from Clyde, Oh.(even though its not midnight yet )
As far as predictions go, I think SkyOS is going to gain some ground and will continue to be developed a very fast pace.
Everybody,Happy New Year!
Passing along a Happy New Year to everyone from Fort Worth, Texas (for those who don’t know, that `little` town west of Dallas).
1. SCO shares will continue their price drop settling back around $1.00 – about where they were before the name change from Caldera.
2. Microsoft continues their FUD campaign against… well… everyone else. Longhorn continues to get stripped of features just so it can be shipped sometime in 2007. Microsoft Bob XP is released.
3. Sun still can’t seem to make up it’s collective mind… on anything. Nothing new here. Move along…
4. We’ll find out which Linux distribution runs the USS Enterprise (finally!).
5. There is no number 5…
6. If you take the W’s out of Windows, you’re IN DOS. (really didn’t need 2005 to come around and tell us that, did we?)
We now return you to something more important…
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R ! ! !
Happy new year.
Big news this year will be the Cell, you’ll see why soon 😉
Happy New Year from Alberta, Canada :^)
“Onslaught of Exploits in XP and I.E. continue.”
More than likely.
“Longhorn release date pushed back”…
I prefer to refer to Longhorn as ‘Windows 2015’
“SCO declares bankruptcy”
We can hope :^)
“Sun declares bankruptcy”
I hope not.
“Everyone will be a little more sober and compassionate due to the catastrophe in Asia.”
We can hope, but I (unfortunately) don’t think so.
“I bet you all that by the end of 2005 the percentage of linux users will double.”
Maybe. Would be good :^)
Happy new year to all. 2005 will be the year of apple. the rumours of the sub $500 mac have made it to cnn now. It will happen and apple will have an incredible year.
Happy New Year.
Linux has improved a lot in 2004, and for me it is ready now for the destop.
However the many, many new technologies released in 2004 aren’t quite mature yet: kernel 2.6, KDE 3.3, Gnome 2.8 (this one is OK as it is), Xfce4.2 (beautiful DE for older hardware or if you hate bloat)…
They will no doubt mature in 2005.
One old complaint used to be that commercial plugins for linux were not on a par with Windows. But now we are almost there: Java 1.5, Flash 7.0, RealPLayer 10… Only Acrobat Reader is still the old, buggy 5. But a new one should be out soon.
Compatibility with Windows programs: this has been improving at an incredibly fast speed, and we have been promised 95% compatibility by the end of the year. Maybe not, but at this rate…
And finally the really big issue: ease of use. A big step forward has been achieved with Xandros 3.0, but the real breakthrough is still to come: Linspire 5.0
It seems to me that all the bases to make 2005 the year of linux, and this time *for real* are there.
Now if only more hardware suppliers shipped PCs with linux preinstalled…
Music on MTV.
DMCA and Infosoc removed.
Softwarepatent illegal all over the world.
The record industri stops treating their customers as their enemy, and stops making fake CDs and DRM.
Happy New Year from Hawaii
The Cell was shit when it was released in 2000, and it’ll still be shit in 2005!
Nicholas Blachford said:
Happy new year.
Big news this year will be the Cell, you’ll see why soon 😉
Happy new Year,
This will be the year of DUKE NUKEM FOREVER,
SUCK IT DOWN!!!
I think the story for 2005 will be a young genius will prove that there is no such thing as hard math, everything is simple. This will render all encryption breakable and useless.
1. Microsoft will release new cost-reduced versions of Windows for the OS markets in Asian and developing countries, and those versions will eventually trickle into US markets where they will meet with success except for their lack of availability and warnings from Microsoft about legal issues.
2. Microsoft will push for DRM legislation that would outlaw any music format that doesn’t support its DRM methods. The effort quietly fizzles, and millions of computer users rest secure in the knowledge that the MP3 isn’t going anywhere.
3. SCO’s suit is dismissed as groundless. SCO continues to claim that IBM has stolen code from it, but people stop caring. SCO files for bankruptcy protection.
4. Sun finally reveals their licensing plan, and Stallman attacks it as not being free. Linux developers shrug it off for the most part while Sun makes a tidy profit off of OS enthusiasts and sysadmins who were curious anyway.
5. Debian doesn’t release until late 2005 when another critical flaw in an obscure piece of software is found sometime in the next few weeks.
6. Apple releases the Powerbook G5, a new iPod-Phone and a redesign for their PowerMac line that is immediately copied by Dell and Gateway.
7. Either the European Software patents issue is dropped, or passed in such a watered down and ambiguous form that it has no force.
8. Wireless and interconnectivity remain the buzzwords of the day. Every new gadget or software solution released by everyone boasts SOMETHING about connectivity.
9. The KDE project releases KDE 4 late in the year, and spends what little time remains patching a couple of silly bugs.
10.A crippling flaw in Windows is detected, devastating enough that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issues a recommendation to switch to another operating system, just as they recommended last year to switch to Firefox.
11.By the end of the year, Linus has forked the Linux kernel to a 2.7.x branch, and the stable tree reaches 2.6.18 at least.
12.The X.org foundation prototypes the X11R7 protocol, and GPL3 takes shape.
Happy New Year from Toronto,Canada
HAVE A HEALTHY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!
OSNews will finally make their site standards compliant in 2005, encouraging users on OS with sucky browsers to get someone to fix them
happy new year to all the people that read an write this great site….
i hope for a new year plenty of news…
2005 is again the year of linux?…. je je
saludos from Cali Colombia
Happy new year! Thanx to Osnews team for the great site. Wish you success
Happy new year from South Korea
>>have you even used Ubuntu?
Yes I have; Slack and Arch too. Arch is tops in my opinion.
>>Sun declares bankruptcy…I don’t think so.
In ’02, Sun lost $587 million, in ’03: 3.4 billion, and ’04: $388 million (source: Hoovers). You’re probably right. They should be able to delay offical bankruptcy declaration until at least Jan. ’06.
>>Microsoft buying SCO…what is in that for microsoft?
Doesn’t matter. Microsoft’s lawyers are better than SCO’s lawyers. Both companies want to sink Linux. When it comes to sinking competitors Microsofts rules the roost.
Happy New Year from Las Vegas!
Keep the victims of the Asian tsunami disaster in your prayers.
Happy New Year from Michigan, US!
A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! ,may all your wishes come true.
SCO’s legal efforts will go on, due in part to a new source of $$$ from an undisclosed source. This is mainly so that 3 years from now Microsoft will be able to claim that Linux has been under court scrutiny for longer than Longhorn has been in the works. There will be no bankruptcy for SCO while SCO’s existance is useful to the big FUD maker in Washington state.
“3. SCO’s suit is dismissed as groundless. SCO continues to claim that IBM has stolen code from it, but people stop caring. SCO files for bankruptcy protection.”
Star Wars Epsiode III will be good
It will indeed.
Tiger will be released, it’ll be fantastic and we’ll see the following:
The Mac is too expensive!
The Mac is for artsy homosexuals!
The Mac has only one mouse button!
The Mac sucks Windows rules!
The Mac sucks Linux rules!
Etc… etc… etc.
I for one can’t wait for Tiger bring it on! Happy New Year guys I can’t wait to hear more uninformed comments about how horrible my platform of choice is!
2005, SCO will fold,Linux will rule the technology sector, Microsoft will still be around, because of apathy people.
mac will continue to suck
Most Osnews and slashdot polls will continue to be trolls or responses to trolls.
OS X Tiger will continue the trend of beating Windows, but fail because it is a proprietary OS running on a proprietary hardware that hasn’t changed since NeXT.
GNU/Linux is getting better, and it will only get better, no one can buy it out or challenge its dominance, because I said so.
Mac is not bad, it is just an eye candy desktop atop a stable, UNIX variant Operating System.
Windows is buggy garbage.
GNU/Linux is pure, and the Linux kernel (as of 2.6.9) is the least bug ridden OS in existance, read the article in EETimes if you don’t believe me.
Happy new year from Azerbaijan!
I wish everyone a bugless OSs, more ported apps, and of course health!
Happy new year to everyone in the world!
Happy new year from Sweden!
Gott nytt år!
= I will still be using Linux.
= I will be less enthusiastic about computers.
= I won’t spend much money, I’ll just save.
= The longer that MS holds back Longhorn, the more people will rightfully discover alternatives such as Linux. That’s what I did, and I’m not going back to MS, and I’ve seen people with less IT skill move to Linux, so it’s all good for Linux and mostly bad for MS in 2004, and probably 2005.
I’m only talking in the Linux world, but…
Enlightenment DR 17
Possibly all these could be at or near completion by the end of 2005…I predict the new Enlightenment will rock!
Well, I’ll save up for Tiger, of course; along with enough money to buy one of the new Macs I keep hearing about; and perhaps a monitor.
Although what I’d really like to meet is a really cute girl from Japan.
….Two outta three is not too bad.
Happy new year from Italy
Happy New Year to Everyone …Mumbai,India !!
If Apple will lower prices,
has a chance to enter the mass PC market, like OSnews reports, that 500$ Headless Mac, could be a piece of cake for most users owning cameras, iPods, videocameras and so on. If PC is going to become a browse-internet, write some docs, keep home balances right, you do not need more power than an 800 Mhz PIII. You can always enjoy playing with your game console….
And such a PC is doable with any Linux distro….
Sure it’s gonna be a very interesting year.
– Happy new year to all.
Happy new year from Chennai, India
happy new year from hamburg/germany !
don’t focus too much on computers/OS, bc its mostly a waste of time 🙂
(reason: companies fucked up the whole business, progress is slow, often two steps back, then one step forward, market-share is all – true honest science is not going serve the user, CEOs brains are rotten by too much cash, os-camps doing senseless battles, good technology always dies – crap will take over the market, all theories of course IMHO
hail os-news, anyway….
Happy New Year from Estonia
I think 2005 will be quiet year. KDE 4.0 and Gnome 3 will be released but they wont rock the world. KDE 4.1.X will