Predictions for 2014

Seeing as it’s the begining of a new year (and I’m bored) I would like to propose a predictions thread of lets say 3 predictions we believe will happen in the Linux/PC space before the end of the year

Here’s mine

(1) Google will be taken to court under a massive lawsuit for mis-selling web browsers disguised as laptops

(2) Apple will sue the persuers of the this lawsuit claiming it was their idea and they thought of it first

(3) Mark Greaves will admit he was wrong about something

Hey, I admit to the occasional typo … but in all other matters I’m right even when I’m not … I have spoken :slight_smile:


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Or…

Two of your predictions will fail, but I’m not saying which two … and I could be wrong :wink:

Two of your predictions will fail, but I'm not saying which two .. and I could be wrong

Well I’ll admit one of them is stretching it a bit but I’m not saying which one :slight_smile:

  1. Apple will be taken to court for “look and feel” infringement by Granny Smith … she’ll say she didn’t mind them looking but objected when they copped a feel.

  2. The Sun newspaper will release candid photo’s of Nixie Pixel with her Nokias out in a hotel room with Steve Balmer doing odd things with Blackberries.

2a) Billl gates wll be found guilty of market rigging … his punishment will be 2 years in a cell with a 6’6" tattooed horny muscle bound black lifer who’s nickname just happens to be “Tux”

  1. Scotland will beat England at football something.

3a) Homer Simpson will replace Steve Balmer as CEO at Microsoft, and after misreading an internal memo will immediately start spreading DUFF about Linux.

come on Mark one of them’s not a prediction is it ? that’s like saying July will follow June, not saying which one of course :slight_smile:

2a) Billl gates wll be found guilty of market rigging .. his punishment will be 2 years in a cell with a 6'6" muscle bound black lifer who's nickname just happens to be "Tux"

That’s just ridiculous

Just 2 years ?

Heh … I did think about giving his cell partner a company of his own called Macrohard … but thought that was a bit OTT :slight_smile:

My god this thread is degenerating and I had high hope for it too :slight_smile:

Really ? … you started with the silly predictions … me admitting I’m wrong … I mean C’mon

OK…

  1. An anti-virus company will “discover” a Linux virus that will spell the end for Linux unless you buy their product, but will share NO details on it’s method of transmission/infection … this will all come to nothing.

  2. Microsoft will continue to loose market share to Linux/FOSS at a rate that will confound many … specially Microsoft shareholders.

  3. Linux will continue to dominate IT

  4. Apple will go into the fashion industry selling overpriced shiny plastic tat to kids with more money than sense, and make a fortune … Oh wait !!!

Apple will go into the fashion industry selling overpriced shiny plastic tat to kids with more money than sense, and make a fortune .. Oh wait !!!

They’d never get away with that, our kids are far too smart…aren’t they ?

My prediction for 2014:

Windows BSOD will thrive and flourish.

Jocklad ;D

They'd never get away with that, our kids are far too smart.....aren't they ?

Depends on your definition of smartness (!) … if you link it to education, then kids smartness has been declining for the last 50 years. If you want proof, trying interviewing a computer science grad and work out if they would be good enough to pass ‘A’ level computing from 20 years ago. Could be a close run thing … (!)

Quote:3) Scotland will beat England at football something.

The big match is in September. :slight_smile:

Jocklad

Football and England is the reason Scots are eternal optimists :slight_smile:
and you know it :wink:

Football and England is the reason Scots are eternal optimists :) and you know it ;)

Going out for the evening wish I had time to respond to that :o

:slight_smile: … I’ll await your return/response with bated breath … :slight_smile:

My predictions;

  1. Scotland will not beat England, at anything, ever.
  2. Python will rise above Visual Basic in the Tiobe Index Home - TIOBE
  3. Even Bill Gates will be running the latest linux mint 16 (I love it)

Cortezz

  1. Oh dear, what have I started :o (I’ve a sneaking suspicion I’m gonna wish I’d never said that)

  2. Good call

  3. Or he could skip the bloat and daft updater, and go directly for Peppermint :slight_smile:

Scotland will not beat England, at anything, ever.

now I wasn’t gonna respond to this anti Scottish sentiment untill it just occured to me that this year (2014) will be the 700th anniversary of the biggest hammering England has ever had in it’s history, So just incase you’ve all forgot here’s a wee history lesson BANNOCKBURN 24 June 1314 and who dished it out…The Scots

Edward 2nd thought like you lot and look how he ended up :slight_smile:

Graeme

No anti Scottish sentiment here … I wouldn’t dare :o