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Eclipse Survey: Linux More Popular as Deployment Platform

May 29, 2009, 07:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Proffitt)

"According to Ian Skerrit, Director of Marketing at the Eclipse Foundation, 64 percent of Eclipse users surveyed use Windows as their development platform. Linux is used 27 percent of the time as a development platform. Compare this to the 2007 survey results, when Windows came in at 74 percent for the development platform and Linux was at 20 percent, and you can see the shift towards Linux.

"More tellingly, Linux is now the leading deployment platform at 43 percent and Windows has dropped to 41 percent among Eclipse users surveyed.

""The developer community appears to be moving to Linux for their desktop development environment and the Linux server deployment platform continues to grow," Skerrit wrote on his blog, "Ubuntu and Red Hat appear to be the main beneficiaries of this movement. Microsoft not so much."

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