2010 Eclipse survey released: Linux and Ubuntu still growing

The 2010 Eclipse community survey [PDF] has just been released, and again Linux and Ubuntu is showing strong growth on the developer workstations. Some of you may remember my post on this subject last year.

From last year Windows continued its decline, while Linux continued its ascent as a developer platform:

OS usage a development platform

Working from the ODS document that provides additional data, I then dug up the linux OS stats.  Ubuntu has grown from 14.4% last year to 18.3% this year, or 56.1% of those running Linux as their development platform.

Eclipse survey: Ubuntu 2nd preferred OS

The Eclipse Foundation just released its 2009 Community Survey , and this brings some very good news for Linux and Ubuntu.

Great news for Linux, as it has clearly gained ground very fast both as a development and as a deployment platform since 2007.  Ars Technica covers the details, but here is the graph they have produced of this growth:

Looking into the details of the survey, Ubuntu is clearly the second OS for Development (14,4%)  behind Windows (63,9%) and more than twice the share of MacOSX (6,9%) :

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