Linux by the numbers: Contributions, jobs, adoption

The Linux kernel's pace of development is hastening, as demand for Linux pros keeps growing


By Jason Snyder, InfoWorld


Recent surveys conducted by the Linux Foundation reveal vibrant development and a healthy job economy for Linux skills. For in-depth analysis of the challenges and opportunities for Linux going forward, see Serdar Yegalulp's "The future of Linux: Evolving everywhere."



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In the past two years, nearly 76 percent of enterprise users surveyed by the Linux Foundation have deployed Linux for new applications, services, and greenfield deployments. Of those, 40 percent were migrations to Linux at the expense of Windows.


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