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Old 01-17-2016, 02:02 PM   #31
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The metric system in the USA will become a reality.
systemd will claim it's in charge of it.

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Old 01-17-2016, 02:12 PM   #32
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I believe we'll see an increasing move away from isolated services and big corporate cloud providers to a federated private cloud and federated services. I think people don't want to have to be on the same network, service, provider, to talk to each other, and they're tired of the big corporations mining their information and using it to deluge them with advertising. Isolated private networks solve this problem but don't let people interact, but I think federated networks like XMPP/Jabber, Owncloud, etc, will solve both these problems.
Old 01-17-2016, 02:38 PM   #33
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Lightbulb Mainstream Software

I think companies who offer mainstream software will start to have their products available for Linux.
Old 01-17-2016, 03:06 PM   #34
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2016 Tech Predictions

( just in case a few of you are hard of hearing )

This is my first posting so don't expect too much.
My 'prediction" is that there is a force afoot
attempting to mainstream linux into the hands of
window users.Me thinks that Ubuntu is the leader in
that pack as 15.04 , which is what i'm running,
fels more like proprietory software. The magazine
it came in (published in UK ) was bursting with colored
photography and so many smiling faces that i had to
watch a B&W 1950s b scifi movies just to get back
to reality. Isn't this kind of against the grain of
what GNU & open Source philosophy is all about.

( i snce have dwnld a copy of precise puppy 5.7.1
and an .iso file of "mint" which i have not yet

sure, there is a steep learning curve to linux,
but then if you build lixury hotel on the rim
of the grand cayon, every politically correct
"nature lover" will show up to enjoy their
airconditioned view, over a martini, while d#a&
few will be riding a burro to the floor of the cayon
to sleep in an old cowboy bunk house where the temps
can reach 120F. but they did "experience" the great
canyon and not just another hotel supper.

me thinks that linux users experience what computing is
about. it hurts a little. call it mental blisters.
but then you are no longer dependent on yet another
glizzy, mulilayered beells and whistles GUI
independence abd freedom comes with a price,
but not necessarily a monetary one.

Sooo, as linux gains in populariy, and some vendors,
companies start to milk that market, those forces
will try to stear the Whole He & She bang into
the for profit coperate paradgim. Why for ye say?
simple. Theres money in it.
so , i predicting that tensions will only increase
betwwen those who stay true to GNU & those who what
to offer a cure to the virus contracted by window user,
out of the kindness of their hearts. yes, the brooklyn
bridge is still for sale.

Enuf said, but by the way, what bever became of DSL?
i tried to order a live pen drive from them and
the postal folks returned the letter as No Forwarding
Address. i cakked the local post office who tried to
make the delivery and the cleark said apparently
they went out of business. Is this the beginning
of the end for practical and minimalist distros?
Old 01-17-2016, 03:20 PM   #35
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Linux distros will finally include a user friendly way to do a system image. I am a Linux person, but this is one area where Microsoft excels.
Old 01-17-2016, 03:52 PM   #36
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2016 and beyond

Intel will release a logic board that-- despite Linux hackers best attempts --really will only work with Windows 10. Shortly thereafter Microsoft will announce a forced upgrade to Windows 11, which will also be unable to run on the Windows 10 board.

Proprietary and unfixable devices will continue to fuel efforts to create open source hardware alternatives.

A very large Powerball lottery prize will accumulate. The winner will take the lump sum payout and fund an armed attempt to topple the US government and impose a christian theocracy. The insurrectionists, who refuse to use GPS for religious reasons, will get lost in DC.

Climate will continue to warm due to human activity. People will continue to do nothing about it.
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DANE/TLSA will be supported in major browsers in late 2016, and Certificate Authorities will begin to die starting 2018. HPKP will be a no-go for everyone because of DANE.

ownCloud Federated Cloud ID will be the path to ownCloud Social, the next federated social platform, then, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ will die:

- Twitter early 2017 because of the "noise", the new Facebook copy-paste attitude, and the lack of successful advertising
- Google+ in 2018 because Linus Torvalds was the last active user, and then, because he needs to yell, he moved to the new huge userbase of ownCloud Social
- Facebook in 2025: Mark Zuckerberg will be murdered in late 2023 by an ex-Occupy Wall Street activist, then without real mind in Facebook, with massive competition of ownCloud Social, Facebook will shutdown in 2025.

Apple will fail with their products, so they'll do massive buying of successful conglomerates. They'll merge with Microsoft in 2019.

IBM assets will be sold to Mike Lazaridis, then he'll build the against, and he'll invest more and more in quantum computing Canadian startups to build in secret the Robot Sapiens aryan race, the next generation of crazy entities that will search for thousands of years, "who is my Creator? and why the fuck am I here !?". When they'll get the singularity, we will begin to die thanks to two steps:

1. Mars will be colonized by engineers, soldiers, and rich businessmen/women thanks to USA companies like SpaceX. And because the other states are jealous, they will start to build a huge ghost competition market with some GONGOs. Nobody will care to the dying Earth and the crazy climate.

2.In-between, in 2032, USA will merge with the European Union. Then, in 2037, there will be the WW3 with nuclear bombs against the non-aligned states: Islamic State, Iran, Russia, China, India, United Korea, and... Israel that has prefered building economic and military alliances at its East side with the growing power of Asia.

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New Self Driving Car Prototype

Probably many new self driving car prototypes.. Using Linux.
And long waited iOS 9.2 jailbreak
Old 01-17-2016, 08:06 PM   #39
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I'm seeing many Dev's awfully close to a stable and fully functional Linux for existing smartphones. Very excited to see this come to light.
Old 01-17-2016, 08:09 PM   #40
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Autodesk to be Linux friendly. :-)
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so many funny and smart posts, I cant just quote everyone. but here's one:

Originally Posted by Landngroove View Post
Linux distros will finally include a user friendly way to do a system image. I am a Linux person, but this is one area where Microsoft excels.
I agree!

I also wished they left things alone, I mean I really liked, used and miss wubi.exe but its been gone for too long now.

I predict that more companies will make their employees take a working product and make it useless. Then try to sell it twice as much as before.

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Old 01-18-2016, 12:10 AM   #42
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There will be more OEMs choosing Linux. ( :-) what I want).
Closed Source will be left far behind by Open Source.
Microsoft will hate Linux more than before but it will take advantages of Open Source by embracing Docker for example.
My wife will prefer Linux over MS... :-) because there is no Windows at my home since 2015.

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Old 01-18-2016, 12:54 AM   #43
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Mobile phones will continue to evolve.
I think spinning disks will become less and less common, and will be replaced eventually by solid state devices.
- definitely.
Hopefully more and more Linux everywhere!
Old 01-18-2016, 12:01 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by Landngroove View Post
Linux distros will finally include a user friendly way to do a system image. I am a Linux person, but this is one area where Microsoft excels.
Well I have been using Systemback, works on Live systems.
- Restore points like Windows
- Live System creation, to iso's and Live USB boot sticks
- can inc/exc if required

No issues so far

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Old 01-18-2016, 12:14 PM   #45
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A stable version of the Unreal Engine Editor for Linux (native).


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