"Well, it's predictions time again -- and boy, is it easy this
year. My first prediction is that we will see the 2.4 version of
the Linux kernel arrive early in 2001, and version 2.4.1 arrive by
the middle of the year. Version 2.4.1 will include support for the
Reiserfs journaling filesystem, as well as a host of other nice
enhancements. Unfortunately, 2.4.1 will not include the ability to
create a core dump of all running threads when a multithreaded
application crashes, nor will it include the ability to assign each
thread its own process identification. I predict that people will
submit patches for those features, but Linus Torvalds will not
approve them, so the next kernel will not implement them."
"I predict that this is the year Sun will license Java under the
GPL as part of a multiple licensing scheme. The open source
community will continue to shun Java on the grounds that it's not
true open source -- community members will still resent the fact
that Sun wants to approve changes to the official Java platform
before they are implemented."
"... But far more of you than I thought need to use VMware.
There seemed to be two uses of this software that topped the list.
First, VMware makes it easy to develop a single application for
multiple platforms, since you can do all of your development and
testing at the same workstation. Second, you can provide technical
support for that application on all the supported platforms at a
single workstation, as well."