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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.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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