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10 Linux-based Technologies to Look for in 2010

Dec 22, 2009, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ken Hess)

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"3. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) - Ah, VDI, the most controversial topic du jour. There are those who sing its praises and paste their lame hopes on it but there are those of us who take a more realistic view of VDI: Another transitional technology that will never pay off or pay for itself. Sorry, I am not a fan.

"Those who spend money on this high-priced technology will find that they've wasted time and a lot of money on it with little to show but frustrated users and unhappy technical folk who must support it.

"Watch: Cisco/VMware, Citrix, Virtual Bridges, Red Hat.

"4. Gadgets - Linux-based gadgets will make an incredible surge this year. More manufacturers will turn to Linux for eeking out more profit and less hassle for their customer service and call centers. I just hope that they're careful when they do. The Software Freedom Law Center brought suit against 14 companies that didn't supply their source code with their BusyBox-based gadgets.

"Watch: Astak, TomTom, Chumby"

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