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What To Expect in 2010

Jan 03, 2010, 00:05 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Smart)


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"While things are looking good, 2010 still won't be the "Year of the Linux Desktop" (whatever that means).

"Behind the scenes

"The new Ext4 file system will become the default for most distributions, now that the major issues have been sorted out. We are likely to see some further implementation work on Btrfs, however it won't become a stable enough file system over the next twelve months for general adoption.

"Kernel based mode setting will become the norm for most distributions. The Nouveau driver for NVIDIA cards is progressing well, but there is still a lot to do. While basic 3D works, hopefully soon we will gain some more advanced support and smooth Compiz support. Nevertheless, the proprietary drivers will remain the drug of choice for these cards, which is unlikely to change for years to come."

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