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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As more hardware is supported and new features are added, the Linux kernel just keeps growing. Counting the entire Linux source package, which includes a relatively small percentage of build and configure scripts and documentation, the kernel now comprises more than 15 million lines of code.


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