What will desktop Linux be like four years from now?

by on August 15, 2008 · 5 comments· LAST UPDATED August 15, 2008

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InfoWeek has an interesting article about the open-source future - What Linux Will Look Like In 2012:

Our open source expert foresees the future of Linux: By 2012 the OS will have matured into three basic usage models. Web-based apps rule, virtualization is a breeze, and command-line hacking for basic system configuration is a thing of the past.

I don't know about others but I'm using Linux desktop since 1999 and it won't change in 2012. May be it will be look like ;)
vivek@desktop:~ $

=> What Linux Will Look Like In 2012

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1 LiNTEK August 15, 2008 at 3:58 pm

or perhaps




2 0xAF August 15, 2008 at 6:05 pm

hm … im using it since ’96 …
until 2002 i was using only the terminal (no X)
my opinion is that in 2012 linux will be a better desktop than all others … but still we’ll use the power shell !
in my world nothing can be done without shell …
im using kde and on desktop No.1 there is konsole opened and nothing more …
usefull shortcut: alt-f2
and my suggestion for terminal addicted… usefull app: yakuake


3 tharindu August 16, 2008 at 10:56 am

they will understand …
beauty is taking valuable processor cycles …

bash will win …
low energy green friendly interfaces …



4 pro003 August 16, 2008 at 12:21 pm

the world is becoming a free place finally and linux/open source will play one of the main roles…
that’s how I see things with linux…

great ideas live forever!

# me@linuxdesktop:


5 Guy from the future November 29, 2011 at 11:59 am

Hello, I came from the future.
Bad news: It still sucks.


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