"Previously, I've called out years for non-desktop Linux in
2008, Linux in both the low and high-ends of the market in 2009,
'hidden' Linux in 2010 and last year, cloud computing in 2011. For
2012, I see continued growth, prevalence, innovation and impact
from Linux, thus leading to a 2012 that is dominated by Linux.
I expect to see nothing but continued strength for Linux and
open source in cloud computing in 2012. The cloud continues to be
the biggest disruptor and opportunity for Linux providers. 2012 got
off to an interesting start with Microsoft's efforts to support for
Linux on Azure, which highlights just how pervasive Linux has
become in cloud computing.