Linux More Popular than Windows in Stack Overflow’s 2018 Developer Survey

To our surprise, the open source Linux platform has dethroned Microsoft’s Windows operating system in becoming the most used platform for development, according to Stack Overflow’s survey. In numbers, this year’s survey shows that Linux is used by 48.3 percent of all responders, compared to 32.9 percent in the 2017 survey. This year, Windows is down 5.6 percent, from 41.0 percent to 35.4 percent, on both desktop and server systems, followed by Google’s Linux-based Android mobile OS with 29 percent. Apple’s macOS sits on fifth place in this year’s survey with 17.9 percent, followed by Raspberry Pi users with 15.9 percent.