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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Enterprises increasingly view Linux as a mission-critical workhorse, according to survey results from the Linux Foundation. Of the 73 percent relying on Linux for mission-critical workloads relative to other OSes, 77 percent use Linux for deploying and 72 percent for developing enterprise apps.

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