The title of this post is worn out and maybe a tad misleading. But it still fits. Linux isn’t the future in that all PCs will one day run Linux, Linux is the future in that what people predict Windows and OS X will one day be, we already have. The prediction:
In a world in which Google can roll out new features daily to every user on the planet, the pace of OS development feels increasingly glacial. I’m convinced that both OS X and Windows will soon morph into products that are part software and part Web service, with enhancements delivered on an ongoing basis via the Internet rather than once every few years in a shrink-wrapped box. — Slate.com
So how is that Linux now? Well, with Windows you upgrade apps like Office everytime year or so for $150. You upgrade apps like Solitare, IE, and Notepad roughly every other new release of Windows. Not being a real Mac enthusiast I only can assume it runs on a similar system. But Linux will update every program on your computer, including the kernel, incrementally, from the web, as its updated by the people who make it. And thats exactly what that guy is predicting isn’t he?
Enjoy the Penguins!