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Five Open Source Predictions That Didn't Come True In 2008

Dec 29, 2008, 18:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to The VAR Guy for this link. ]

"2. Too Negative On Novell: The VAR Guy also predicted deals like Sun-MySQL would kill Novell. His thesis: Novell's SUSE Linux team would feel the squeeze as open source applications companies merged with one another or moved closer to Red Hat's universe. In reality, Novell's SUSE Linux sales grew as fast as -- or faster than -- the overall Linux market in 2008.

"3. Too Bullish On Canonical Ubuntu Server Edition: This was supposed to be the year that Ubuntu jumped from Linux desktops to the server. But Sun Microsystems -- a struggling company -- is the only major server maker that promotes Ubuntu on the server."

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