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2011: A year full of right and wrong for Linux

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The year was 2011. The world’s economy was still in the tank, the publishing industry was in full-on meltdown mode, the tablet was finally accepted, smartphones were catching up to PCs in power, Steve Jobs passed away, the Indianapolis Colts were running down the perfectly imperfect season, and Linux had some major ups and downs.

It’s been a strange, strange year that might well go down as one of “those” years in my book of books. It seemed for every step forward there was one or two steps backwards to be taken — no matter what your focus or industry. Naturally I only want to address Linux, this being an open source blog and all.

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