Jack Wallen lists 10 reasons why he believes 2014 will be a banner year for Linux and open source.
The year 2013 was a solid year for open source. There were plenty of highs and certainly a few lows. However, I believe that Linux — continuing to build on its solid groundwork — will have the best year yet in 2014.
Some of you may be shaking your heads at yet another prediction of world domination by a Linux zealot. But there are plenty of reasons for such a bold prediction. In fact, here are 10 reasons why I firmly believe 2014 will be a banner year for Linux and open source:
1. Open source will dominate corporate data
2. Valve will prompt OEM hardware developers to open up
3. The Linux tablet will finally see the light of day
4. GNOME 3 will become relevant again
5. KDE will release a major game-changing feature
6. MariaDB will begin to make inroads to usurping MySQL
7. Open source will lead the way for smart machines
8. Open source will re-define cloud management
9. Linux desktop will break double-digits in the market share
10. Linux pre-install sales will steadily increase