Unless proprietary vendors can find ways to keep up with the pace and flexibility of open-source development, I suspect they will go the way of the once formidable dinosaurs.
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Nokia says the drop is down to competition from rivals, and the not-so-gradual decline of Symbian phones.
The site reportedly is making gradual changes, such as creating a separate box for weather and reducing the number of links to Yahoo sites.
Open source is best when it's gradual.
After a gradual roll-out, the instant-messaging application is available to the site's nearly 70 million users.
A report from the House of Lords decries the "gradual but incessant creep" toward pervasive surveillance via Web monitoring and 4 million CCTV cameras.
The social network, famous for gradual expansion, chose a weekend afternoon to start offering members the ability to chat with one another while surfing on the site.
This is the first move by a high-profile open-source project to Microsoft's open-source code hosting site. I suspect this signals the open-source community's gradual thaw when it comes to Microsoft.
The jump from static data center architectures--or even those that use virtualization strictly for consolidation--to cloud computing is an gradual process; one with a few key milestones to guide your progress.