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Five Linux predictions for 2013

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Now that the final curtain is about to drop on the year that was 2012, there's no better time to look ahead and try to anticipate what 2013 will bring.

Predictions have been coming fast and furious throughout the tech press for some time already, of course, but not many focus on Linux.

With that in mind, here are some things I think we'll see in the Linux world in this upcoming year.

1. The 'tiny' trend

There's been no end in sight to the excitement over the Raspberry Pi this year, and it's just one in an ever-growing class of tiny, inexpensive, Linux-powered PCs.

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