In a not to surprising move Canonical has backed off it's earlier stance to drop the Oracle version of Java from it's distrobution Ubuntu. They were attempting to do the free and opensource thing and use OpenJDK instead. The problem with that is that not all of the Java Application servers support it let alone small Java apps. The differences aren't that commonly found but when they are they are extremely hard to trouble shoot. We are glad to see them choose the practical approach rather than a hard line stance that would have hurt functionality of the platform.
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WHAT WE PREDICTED LAST YEAR
So what is going to happen next year?
Another attempt to pass a SOPA like bill - Brian
Secure boot will be a non-issue and hacked in 5 minutes - Brian
The kindle fire take over top spot in tablet land? - Joe
Hacking will calm down and make me stop changing my passwords! - Joe
Ubuntu will go back to being a great OS and stop tryiing to innovate so damn much! - Corey
Android continues to grow marketshare - Everyone
Firefox starts to pick back up after ending the year in 3rd place - Corey
RIM will add Android to their phones??? - Corey
World will end...Well that’s what the Mayans said at least.
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Mr. Ubuntu himself, Mark Shuttleworth, has stated that they will be moving into the do things in the mobile space and on TV's. Yeah that's right becuase we need yet another phone OS they are going to try their hand at it. We found stories on both LinuxInsider and readwriteweb that do a great job talking about the topic. Our opinion is that while we believe they could do great things in the space we don't want the to sacrafice the desktop to do it. Unity will be a great tablet/phone UI but it doesn't work on the desktop. They are different use cases and should be treated as such. We have been pointing this out for sevaral months now on the podcast and touched on it yet again.
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