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Top 10 Distribution Developments in 2010

Dec 17, 2010, 19:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Brockmeier)

"Yes, it's that time of year — time to look back and see what we accomplished, and make predictions about the coming year. Spoiler alert — 2010 was not the year of the Linux desktop.

"This week I wanted to take a look at 2010 and see what happened at the distro level, and prepare for a sneak peek at 2011. You see, I think 2011 is going to be a very interesting year when it comes to Linux distros. But before we can get into that, let's recap 2010.

"10. PowerPC Wanes, ARM Reigns

"Ever since Apple kicked PowerPC to the curb for Intel, PowerPC has been losing its shine for Linux systems as well. Yes, PowerPC is still a biggie for some of IBM's enterprise customers, but it's pretty much a dead platform for Linux desktops. The final nail in the coffin was Sony pulling Linux support from the PS/3 earlier this year"

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