In 2 years (ish):
- the majority of consumer bought machines (which will be laptops) will have SSD and not rotational media
- At the same time, servers with larger storage requirements will use disk as we once used tape.
- At least one Linux distributoin will be shipping with btrfs as default
- OpenSolaris will be looking interesting and not annoying to try out (a lot more “just work” and easy to get going).
- Unless Sun puts ZFS under a GPL compatible license so it can make it into the Linux kernel, it will become nothing more than a Solaris oddity as other file systems will have caught up (and possibly surpassed).
- There will be somebody developing a a MySQL compatible release based off Drizzle
- Somebody will have ported Drizzle back to Microsoft Windows… possibly Microsoft.
- X will still be used for graphics on Linux, although yet another project will start up to “replace X with something modern”, get a lot of press and then fail.
In 5 years:
- Apple will single handedly control 1/3rd the mobile phone market
- The other 2/3rds will be divided between Blackberry (small), Windows Mobile and Android.
- Linux desktop market share will be much higher than Apple’s
That’s all for now…