The year 2018 was really amazing for Linux, with lots of new kernel releases, Steam bringing the Proton project to life, several projects gaining relevance and support, as well as a bigger media release.
In today's post we will play a little guessing the future of Linux on desktops, because in other areas it already reigns in a well-established and well-off.
Examples such as NASA, NASDAQ, Down Jones, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Tesla and among other companies and public agencies using Linux are not lacking. The last company to join Linux on their servers was Epic Games, using Kubernetes to support Fortnite.
What do I think will happen?
Well, it started as a joke because a few months before the release of Steamplay and the Proton project, the editor that tells you, had made a video talking about the DXVK project and Atari (yes, he still exists, we just don't know when he goes quit =)), and that they would be the revelations of this year and that would help pull Linux to popularity on desktops. Atari has not yet given the air of grace, but Steamplay and with it thousands of games that were only for Windows now work on Linux.
The last bomb we reported here on the blog and on the channel was the move the community made on the Adobe forum asking for the Adobe Cloud Creative port, we have a good chance of that happening.
Now the forecasts for Linux in 2019:
– Adobe coming to Linux, using Ubuntu as its base;
– Epic Games will launch their Store for Linux, similar to Steam;
– In addition to Edge having a Linux version, I bet Office 365 in the basic version (Word, Excel and Outlook);
– Blizzard can come to Linux too, bringing WoW, his flagship as a pathfinder. Since delea games already run mostly smoothly on Wine / Lutris;
– More games will be compatible with Steamplay, so beware of games that still use anticheats, such as Denuvo or similar.;
– I bet NVIDIA and AMD will further improve their Linux drivers, as well as make available tools and features on Windows so far.;
– And because you don't think Fortnite for Linux (even if it's only for Ubuntu), this is going to be a big win.
Well, these are my predictions for 2019 on Linux and I really hope it comes to fruition, you can say until I'm super optimistic, but thinking negatively doesn't help anything either.
Leave us comments, what is your prediction for Linux in 2019? What do you think can happen?
Hope to see you next, big hug.
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