The Open Source to follow in 2012, according to PC World


This year that is ending was not without controversy; those of Ubuntu, which in my opinion were inspired by the old NeXTSTEP de Jobs, they launched their own shell called Unity whom some hate and others love; GNOME He also changed paradigms with his own, which caused some rejection and Clement lefebvre and his team also created incendiary and passionate debates over the "Banshee affair".

Will next year be as turbulent as this one?

We don't doubt it, however Joab jackson, editor and specialist of PC World, gives us the guideline in his article Five Open Source Technologies for 2012 of what he believes will be the events that will somehow grab the headlines next year

Let's see.

  1. Nginx: According to Jackson the fact that this company operates with private capital will not prevent its software from being open. Nginx has positioned itself in the server market in open competition against the colossi Apache y Microsoft and places like Facebook, Zappos, Groupon, Hulu, dropbox y WordPress run under his tutelage. Nginx received a strong financing of US $ 3 last year, however this time a much stronger financial injection is expected to take advantage of the growth of cloud computing and the emerging market for shared services.
  2. OpenStack: Since its launch in July 2010, OpenStack quickly won a great deal of support from companies interested in the cloud computing space, such as Hewlett-Packard, Intely Dell. “We are not talking about - OpenStack to run a cloud of 100 servers or thousands of them, but tens of thousands of servers. Other options are not really taking that volume into account »Said Jonathan Bryce, Company President.
  3. Sting: Observers predict that you can penetrate the niche in social networks since the needs of these are inherently different from other types of jobs, and you would benefit from a database according to your needs, under the premise that you cannot be a relevant service in this space without being able to scale to planetary dimensions.
  4. Linux Mint: Designed specifically for people who just want a desktop operating system and don't want to learn more about how it works Linux. This seemingly simplistic approach is the key to allowing you to install, run the software, and maintain even the most novice. Linux Mint stresses their ease of use even at the cost of not using new features until they have proven trustworthy. 2012 will undoubtedly be one more growth just for the operating system if it continues its rigorous adherence to usability.
  5. Gluster: After being acquired by Red Hat last October the big question isRed Hat will be able to revolutionize the world of storage software in the same way that it revolutionized the market for operating systems based on Unix? Many believe that it is and that to achieve it, it plans to apply the method it used to dominate the operating systems market Linux.

Anyway, the currency is in the air and we will see next year how well developed it has Joab jackson his virtues as a python, don't you think?


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  1.   elav <° Linux said

    I think PCWorld forgot someone very important: Android 😀

    1.    Tina Toledo said

      That's right, from my point of view two things surprise me: that Android has been left out of the inkwell and the other is that Linux Mint appear in that list ... and for the record I am a user of Linux Mit.

      1.    elav <° Linux said

        Well, if we talk about Linux Mint as a project, I don't think it's bad that it's on the list, especially if we take into account that it can become the most used Linux distribution (although in the end it is still Ubuntu).

  2.   Courage said

    Ubuntu, which in my opinion were inspired by the old NeXTSTEP of Jobs, launched their own shell called Unity

    Luckily, I'm not the only one who thinks that anymore

  3.   pandev92 said

    Copying is not bad, in fact almost all copy software * is inspired * by others.
    For the rest I was looking forward to meego, to wait tizen has been said 😀

    1.    Courage said

      It is one thing to be inspired and quite another is to blatantly copy

      1.    pandev92 said

        Well, all browsers are blatantly copied xD