OpenVG will become interesting once it becomes hardware accelerated. Without that, SVG will eat it for lunch.
Well, it's not really a monopoly considering that (a) Khronos only publishes specs, not implementations and (b) Khronos is an industry consortium of pretty much everyone sans Microsoft.Originally Posted by V!NCENT
The world is rapidly moving towards web-based platforms (gmail, facebook, ...) and non-Windows, closed-wall garden ecosystems. Microsoft won't be left behind if it manages to become agile enough (they will need rapid IE releases and a strong WinMo7 release for that) but they'll likely decrease in importance as time goes by. They will remain strong in the business and gaming segments for the foreseeable future, however.
Linux use will not increase in the desktop. We are facing in the same position as Opera: not enough marketing, "good enough" alternatives and lack of a "killer app/feature". The mobile/smartphone market will probably be divided between Apple, Android and Microsoft, with the rest making up a not-insignificant 20% or so.