10 predictions for Linux and open source in 2009
Feb 03, 2009, 16:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)
"Brtfs is the new copy on write file system that is focused on
fault tolerance, repair, and administration. This file system
offers Linux something that other file systems lack: the ability to
scale to the level of larger enterprises.
"Version 1 of this file system should arrive in 2009, which
could mean that by the end of the year, distributions could be
shipping with a large-scale, enterprise-ready kernel. This is big
news for Linux because it will finally have the tools to overcome
the biggest hurdle for enterprise adoption.
"#5: OpenGL for the masses
This has been a long time coming. In 2008, NVidia released a
version of OpenGL 3.0 driver for FLOSS OpenGL. But Mesa didn't.
Mesa, however, is back and working on a 3.0-compatible release. I
am confident that other chip makers will follow suit. This will
bring OpenGL to the Linux community in both proprietary and free