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Along with each New Year comes hopes and wishes that things will change for the best.

Working in IT, though, the realist inside you has a nagging suspicion management will continue to set unrealistic expectations and vendors will - once again - over promise and under deliver.

With that in mind, Register Developer presents its split personality poll of 2008, catering to the optimist and the pessimist inside. ®

Reg Dev's New Year reader poll

In 2008, I hope:

That Eclipse keeps getting bigger and better
Silverlight becomes mature and stable
Social networks develop a viable business model that respects people's privacy
Microsoft abandons closed formats and stops its dirty war against Linux
Windows XP SP 3 is launched by Microsoft
Talk on green computing ends our reliance on gas guzzling software and hardware

However, I suspect that:

Eclipse will pack in more features and turn into bloatware
Silverlight will become just another .NET API
Privacy on social networks will remain an afterthought
Microsoft's OOXML will sneak in as an ISO standard and ODF becomes irrelevant
That Windows Vista SP1 is launched by Microsoft
Talk about green computing remains just that - talk

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