Five Linux predictions for 2013

This past year was a great one for Linux, but the upcoming one promises to be even better.

By Katherine Noyes, PC World |  Operating Systems, Linux

Last but not least, one big trend from the past year or so that hasn't fared too well is the imposition of the mobile paradigm onto the desktop. We've seen it in Ubuntu's Unity and GNOME 3 as well as Windows 8's Modern UI, and a lot of users don't like it. I predict--and I fervently hope--that in 2013 software makers are going to better appreciate that what works on one form factor--however wildly popular it may be--isn't necessarily something that can be applied across the board in "one size fits all" fashion. The return by popular demand of GNOME 2 should be a lesson to all operating systems: mobile is mobile, desktop is desktop, and never the twain shall meet. Or something like that. ;)

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