There's no denying that 2012 has been a momentous year for Linux, and the Linux Foundation's recent video entitled “What a Year for Linux” does a nice job of highlighting several of the more significant events.
Of course, like any other year, the one now drawing to a close has been more than simply a collection of individual successes for Linux. Rather, such events tend to be indicative of larger trends that collectively make up the big picture.
Ready for a few examples? Here are seven key trends I think defined this past year of Linux computing.
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Also: Top Linux Stories Roundup 2012