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At least that’s what that show the current trends of the “greats” of the software industry, for example this week was definitely released MacOS X Lion, which was discussed a bit at the time of its release. Outside has one or two new things the rest of its new features are taken directly from IOS and put on the table.
Microsoft tries to integrate their mobile worlds, PC and games throughout the upcoming Windows 8: Support for ARM, metro and Live interface for all. Somehow, an attempt to integrate their products. In both cases it is clear that the idea of both is that your customers feel that independent technological device they have and their size, are using “the same system” , perhaps a matter of user experience or image.
independent reasons and the current views, they go over there and to go beyond their clients with their early-adopters
fanboys to the head. Is this a way forward for Linux? Linux may well get good at this game, and WIN has always had the advantage of being the only one to deliver an OS completely cross-platform , no frameworks, virtual machines or smaller versions, running natively.
other hand, the modularity has allowed to optimize its operation according to the circumstances and can use different settings that can be tailored to each situation, needless to mention what can only Plasma. But the fact is that, along with a new experiment and massive change in the industry, opening new gaps and opportunities. Of course, only if they want Linux to become popular and covers market share , I clarify that it is only that this analysis.
At what gaps I mean?, well Metalbyte recently commented that certain gentleman said that Microsoft would begin to decline after 2014, when it ends support for Windows XP, by this time next Windows 8 will be established and struggling with Windows 7, the same way they do now 7 and XP. The reason is simple, the business in today’s software is selling format AppStore applications, content and entertainment , and not so much macro-complex programs that do still have their place in the corporate environment, but not be a market as lucrative as the
people on foot masses.
So Microsoft is beginning to suffer (at least stock) to maintain their huge empire and move towards a new market, where Apple sits. The problem for Microsoft will be leaving out the companies and the Internet and the problem for Apple is that Microsoft will begin to fight their market, and the problem is that both their customers do not give them much room to great innovations and are very demanding , are mature markets and heavy.
In this scenario there are good opportunities for Linux : present innovations, replace XP, offer alternatives in the world of tablets and smartphones (which already has an advantage at this time) and engage users dissatisfied with each environment. It will be a transition period, in some respects, similar to what happened with Windows Vista in some way contributed to the popularization of Ubuntu at the time and was not used at all well.
What can be done to make the most of that opportunity Well, I must say that as much is being done in some places, such as: Cross-platform compatibility, Interface “friendly” (intuitive, Functional and simple), cloud services, application development, applications and application stores, among other things. Probably much of this sounds Canonical and I think if that’s your goal, you’re doing well (in that aspect), like KDE and GNOME with their environments, services and other projects. And not have to be alone.
However where I think we need a little more, is the subject of application development, and that is whether for eduacionales, programming environments, support, or whatever, many developers are reluctant to into this world and this whole problem starts there, I think the most important in making this opportunity is definitely possible to create a model that allows the developer “develop” Free Software and Open Source , because as I mean, what else is there.