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Linux and open source 2014: It was the best of years, it was the worst of years
There was great news and there was awful news in the world of Linux and open-source software during 2014.
December 22, 2014,
Volume 202, Issue 4

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes for ZDNet, "Linux and open-source software had many high points this year, but it also had many low ones as well. Let's just get it over with and start with the worst.

  • Heartbleed
  • Systemd wars
  • Open-source licensing not being used
  • Neither Ubuntu Touch nor Steam Machines shipped

OK, that's the bad news. Here's the good news.

Linux and open-source software wins:

  • The top end-user operating system is probably Linux
  • Open source becomes the top programming methodology
  • Open source rules the cloud
  • Red Hat and Canonical to battle for the cloud
  • Docker redefines data-center and cloud computing

Read on for details...

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