Linux Torvalds heeft op de LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in San Jose zijn visie over de toekomst van Linux naar buiten gebracht:
The future of Linux therefore holds power management and several other features aimed at making the "open source" operating system better for ordinary computer users, Torvalds said today at a keynote address at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo today.
Future initiatives planned for the next version of Linux include improvements intended to support a range of technologies, including sound cards, universal serial bus (USB), PCMCIA cards, and plug-and-play features. Work to incorporate DVD drive support is being hampered by trade secrets in decrypting DVD information.
"It's not just the high end. We're trying to make Linux look good" on notebooks and low-end systems as well, Torvalds said.
Glimpses into the future of Linux aren't just important for Linux hobbyists. With computer companies such as IBM and Red Hat staking their future on the operating system, Torvalds's prognostications are the closest thing to a Linux product road map.
Meer info over nieuwe features die op het programma staan (zoals hot-swappable PCI devices, USB support, clustering enz.) vind je in deze dikke nieuwsposting van News.com.