Monday, January 5, 2009
My Top Five Linux Predictions for 2009!
So, my chances are as good as anyone else's of getting one or more right.
Without further ado, I present my top five Linux predictions for 2009!
5.) A high profile school system somewhere in the United States will completely switch to Linux. Having had their fill of Windows viruses and needing to trim expenses, this school system will put Linux in all their classrooms. And they'll be extremely happy with the results!
4.) Linux netbooks will outsell Windows netbooks. Netbooks are ultra portable laptops with 6-8 hour battery time. Folks are going to discover that Linux netbook versions consume less power, come with more software and won't get Windows viruses or malware.
3.) Everything old is new again (as in PCs). The demand for used PCs is going to soar this year. Families being squeezed by the ongoing economic crisis will be grabbing used PCS in record numbers and installing Linux rather than handing hundreds of dollars over to Microsoft for a new PC (and getting the same old virus/malware/spy ware headaches).
2.) Linux will dominate home entertainment. We'll find out that Linux will be powering most HD T.V.s, Blu-Ray players, recorders, etc.
And my number one Linux prediction for 2009...
YOU will try Linux this year...simply by starting here.