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.

Ubuntu Party aujourd'hui à Toulouse

Je suis invité aujourd'hui à l'Ubuntu Party de Toulouse ou je viens de présenter deux conférences.  Comme à Paris la semaine dernière, le public est très nombreux à avoir répondu à l'appel de Toulibre et Ubuntu-fr, cela fait vraiment plaisir.

Comme promis aux auditeurs de mes présentations, voici les transparents que j'ai utilisés :

The 2009 Ubuntu Server Edition survey is out

The Ubuntu Server Team wants to know how you use Ubuntu Server in day-to-day operations to help the team prioritize the support and development of future Ubuntu Server Editions.  This is the second edition of this initiative which was first introduced in 2008. It has now been extended to include more cloud related questions.

Skills Matter presentation: What is Ubuntu cloud?

Thanks a lot to everyone that came to Skills Matter tonight for my presentation. I have really appreciated the quality of your questions and hope that my answers were satisfying.

More Ubuntu Server Edition statistics

Some people may say that I am a statistics junky... Well that's certainly true! But what do you want, being a product manager for a product that does not require ANY form of user registration, you have a tendancy to cling to any piece of data you may find that shows that you are not working in vain. Indeed, and to the opposite of most, if not all, of our competitors, we have absolutely no way to determine what is our install base.  We don't control our mirors, we don't have any ping back home mechanisms, and we are not considering adding any.  So, here I am, collecting as much information I can from outside sources...

Well, october was not too bad in that sense:

Les technologies à l'origine du SaaS

Jeudi dernier j'ai eu l'occasion de faire une brève présentation pendant l'Open World Forum sur le théme des technologies à l'origine du SaaS.

Preparing the 2009 edition of the server survey

It's been already almost a year since we started the Ubuntu Server Community Survey...  It's now time to prepare for a new edition of it to update our data on Ubuntu Server Edition usage.

If you have a few minutes to review the questions that we asked in the last survey and tell us what you think we should change or add, now is the time to do it. 

Bugs reports is always the best way to send this, but if you prefer leaving a comment here, feel free to do so as well.

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%) :

Présentations Solutions Linux et Open Source 2009

Le salon Solutions Linux Open Source 2009 s'achève, et ces 3 jours on été d'une intensité inégalée pour moi.

Ubuntu on EC2 (beta)

The Ubuntu team just announced on a couple mailing lists the availability of an official beta for Ubuntu Server images on Amazon Web Services. More info regarding this beta can be found on the Ubuntu web site and registration is open to anyone.

It has been an interesting process to put these images together and I must address big thanks to everyone that participated in this efort, including msm, soren, zul, esh, surfous, sg and certainly a few others that I have forgotten.  It's been a great community effort, thanks!  Well, I guess it is done now, so we just have to wait to see what EC2 users think of this image. I am sure there are things that we can improve (there always is) and am anxiously waiting to see what will be the comments about Ubuntu's first step into the cloud.

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