The Economist: Ubuntu is the source of Linux's rise

The Economist makes three technology predictions for 2008, two of which concern web surfing and the third of which concerns everyone, whether they surf the web or not. The Economist's third prediction is that the technology world will open up:

The embrace of "openness" by firms that have grown fat on closed, proprietary technology is something we'll see more of in 2008....

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Good article

Predictions are trouble, but I think the downturn in the overall economy will bring inroads for open source software as businesses look to get lean. There can be no doubt that Ubuntu has made great strides on the desktop and although Suse and Red Hat have good products Ubuntu's acceptance by Dell as a desktop alternative looms large.