Among the possibilities for the developer-oriented machine is "a common set of tools from client, to test, to production, thereby tying Sputnik via a common tool chain to a cloud back end powered by OpenStack," he explained. "Developers could create 'micro clouds' locally and then push them to the cloud writ large."
If Project Sputnik is successful, "we have big plans for the effort," George added, though he didn't explicitly address the possibility of a consumer-oriented version.
Still, the news is particularly for Linux fans given the report published by OMG!Ubuntu! today suggesting that Ubuntu will be included on fully five percent of the PCs that ship next year.
Is Linux dead on the desktop? Sure doesn't sound like it to me.