So the last post was a retrospective of 2007 (that isn’t a typo) and this post is a prediction of the year to come. The same thing from different ends?
1. Vista will make billions for Microsoft – driven by the warm embrace of those who hated the MacOS X interface when Microsoft didn’t sell it;
2. Itanium will continue on life support while Compaq, operating as HP, negotiates a way out with Intel;
3. By the end of the year, the super computer listings will be entirely dominated by products built using IBM’s cell processor -and the business applications performance benchmarks will be equally dominated by Sun’s second generation CMT/SMP technologies.
4. By the end of the year the OpenSolaris community will be widely recognised as larger and more active than the Linux community -and every competing OS developer community except Microsoft’s will have copied the key ideas including its organisational structure, the core provisions in the community development license, and Solaris specific technologies including ZFS and Dtrace.
ZFS will be in OS X, that’s a known. The rest of these also seem pretty accurate; not sure about the cell prediction though but I guess we’ll see.