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Exciting Proposals For The Linux Community

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Published on 31 March 2011 05:29 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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As a follow-up to What Would Be Crazy For Linux Right Now, here are some of the interesting responses by the Phoronix community for what announcements would be pivotal for Linux and open-source.

- Apple iTunes gets a native Linux client
- Unrestricted right to S3TC granted to open source projects
- Gnome, KDE, Xfce & LXDE to unite into one universal linux desktop called KGXL
- Steam migrates to Android (didn't they already announce this?)
- Microsoft releases all versions of DirectX under BSD license
- Microsoft Visual Studio for Linux
- Microsoft releases Windows 8 under the GPL
- Canonical and Gnome decide to work together
- Microsoft releases Office 2012 under the GPL
- A stable release of GNU/Hurd
- Linux PowerVR driver with OpenGL 4.1 support
- Linus Torvalds accepts the position of Head Windows Developer at Microsoft
- Official release of the E17 window manager
- Linux users stop resorting to denial as way to fixing issues
- AMD/ATI releasing a FOSS video acceleration API for decoding/encoding H264/MPEG-2/MPEG-4 videos
- Adobe Acrobat X Professional for Linux
- VMware Workstation is released under the GPLv2
- Java 7 final and OpenJDK 7 are officially released
- Adobe releases Flash under GPLv3
- Nokia drops Windows Phone 7 plans
- Debian GNU/MINIX is announced
- Linux reaches 5% market share
- OpenGL patents are invalidated
- Ubuntu Bug #1 is marked as fixed and closed

There's more than five pages of comments so far in the forums.

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