Open Ballot: Winners and Losers of 2011
Another year is drawing to a close, and tomorrow we'll be recording our final podcast of 2011.
It's been a quite a year in the world of Linux: Gnome 3 was released, so was Unity; KDE 4, by all accounts, is now very good; Firefox has switched to a 6 week(!) release cycle, and at the same time seen its market share squeezed; Android has come to dominate the smartphone market, while WebOS is on life support; we've seen the start of a huge patent battle; and Ubuntu is no longer top of the distro watch rankings ... and that's just the things I could remember off the top of my head!
With all these ups and downs, for tomorrow's open ballot, we want to know who you think the winners and losers are of 2011. Is Linux Mint a big winner and Ubuntu a big loser? Or maybe you think Firefox has lost out to Chrome? Maybe we're all losers thanks to increased click tracking and the possible rootkit installed on millions of smartphones...
Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and we'll discuss them in the podcast.