InformationWeek has a pretty interesting interview with Linux founder Linus Torvalds. The requisite Microsoft vs. Linux comparisons make up much of the article but he also weighs in on which improvements he feels will come to the open source operating system in 2008.
He thinks graphics and wireless networking have been "somewhat weak spots" and will garner more attention this upcoming year and he’s particularly interested in solid-state drives and their ability to reduce latency. Virtualization is also covered quite a bit but he says that overall, we might just see small incremental changes across the board that aren’t too interesting on an individual level but when put together, they’ll make a big difference.
Torvalds On Where Linux Is Headed In 2008 [InformationWeek]