What will happen to Linux in 2015?

In today's open source roundup: The first predictions about Linux and 2015. Plus: Audio editing applications for Linux, and the Linux Foundation's holiday membership drive has begun

The state of Linux in 2015?

We're coming to the end of the year, and the first batch of predictions about what 2015 might have in store for Linux have arrived. Share your own predictions about Linux and 2015 in the comments below. What do you think will happen?

Jack Wallen at TechRepublic speculates on Linux and 2015:

linux predictions for 2015 TechRepublic

In previous years, I'd don the rose-colored glasses and make predictions that would shine a fantastic light over the Linux landscape and proclaim 20** will be the year of Linux on the _____ (name your platform). Many times, those predictions were wrong, and Linux would wind up grinding on in the background.

This coming year, however, there are some fairly bold predictions to be made, some of which are sure things. Read on and see if you agree.

1. Linux takes over big data

2. Linux leads in home automation

3. The Linux desktop must move beyond the past to succeed

More at TechRepublic

Audio editing applications for Linux

The Mac has long been regarded as a haven for audio engineers, but these days Linux also has much to offer in that regard. Xmodulo has a list of Linux seven audio editing applications.

Adrien Brochard reports for Xmodulo:

Whether you are an amateur musician or just a student recording his professor, you need to edit and work with audio recordings. Linux now has what it takes to do the job. In short, here is a non-exhaustive list of good audio editing software, fit for different tasks and needs.

1. Audacity

2. Jokosher

3. Ardour

4. Kwave

5. Qtractor

6. LMMS

7. Traverso

More at Xmodulo

Wikipedia also has a broader list of Linux audio software:

1 Audio players

2 Distributions and Add-Ons

3 Graphical programming

4 Audio programming languages (text-based)

5 DJ tools

6 Drum machines

7 Recording, editing and mastering

8 Sound servers

9 Patch bays

10 Synthesizers

11 Effects processing

12 Format transcoding

13 Radio broadcasting

14 Radio listening

15 Tablature software

More at Wikipedia

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