Open Source Web Development

Are you looking for web development process which helps you to get rid from license renewal or paid license? Or are you looking for applications which allow you to modify their code files without any kind of assortment? Or you want any free open source platform for your application, answer is very simple. Just go for open source web solution. Open Source Application development makes the web applications development process more fast, effective and impulsive. It has aided lots of benefits for various business or organizations wishes to get customizable and functional apps.

How open source web development beneficial?

  • It’s FREE! Just download it and start using it the way you want.
  • Far better secure web applications could be created compare to other technologies.
  • Ease in code modification allows skilled developers to create most unusual applications.
  • Enhance functionalities of applications.
  • Get support from largest community of developers!

ADDON SOLUTIONS- Right choice for your open source development needs!

ADDON SOLUTIONS is trendsetter Web Design & Development firm offering wide range of open source web solutions to their valuable clients spreaded across the globe. Our expertise in various tools and technologies enables us to create most vibrant and interactive open source solutions

Our Open Source Development Services includes open source applications on various open source platforms like Ruby on Rails, Drupal, Joomla, Magento, Joomla, WordPress and Drupal. We have expertise in providing custom open source applications as well as web applications.

We have a team of excellent open source developers having vast experience in open source application development which makes us perfect choice for your open source applications or solutions. Our developers have detailed knowledge and understanding of various Database servers, web servers and operating systems which makes them perfectly suitable for creating open source apps for various platforms like Linux or any other.

Benefits of choosing our Open Source Development services:

  • High quality work @ affordable price!
  • Guarantee of working with talented and skilled people.
  • Most unusual and effective applications which can fulfill your diverse needs.
  • Gives you power in your hands to modify the applications the way you want.
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  • Transparency in communication.
  • 24×7 supportive staff.

Here are five open alternatives to Office 2013

Between Microsoft’s October launch of Windows 8 and Tuesday’s rollout of Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365, there’s no denying that it’s been a decision-filled few months for PC users.

It seems safe to say that Windows 8 has not been received as enthusiastically as Microsoft might have liked, but Office is of course a whole different ballgame, as they say.

With numerous components and pricing plans, this cross-platform entry is surely Redmond’s broadest-reaching office product to date.

Time will tell how well it does, but meanwhile there are plenty of alternatives for those who remain unconvinced. Here’s a small sampling of what’s available from the world of free and open source software.

1. LibreOffice

Certainly the leading office productivity suite on the open source side is LibreOffice. In the two or so years since it was forked from OpenOffice, it’s become the suite most commonly included by the top Linux distributions. With six feature-rich applications for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and more, the software had already been downloaded some 20 million times by last fall. It’s available as a free download for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

2. Apache OpenOffice

Then, too, there’s Apache OpenOffice, now under the purview of the Apache Software Foundation. OpenOffice is what LibreOffice is based on, so the two share many similarities; development work seems to be progressing more quickly on the latter, however. Not to be confused with the German variation now known as White Label Office, this suite is available as a free download at the project site.

3. Calligra Suite

Stepping a bit closer to Microsoft’s new suite in terms of cross-platform compatibility is Calligra Suite, a graphics and office suite created by the KDE project from KOffice in 2010. With versions for desktop PCs, tablets, and smartphones, this package includes eight components spanning word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, vector graphics, and more. It can be downloaded for free for Linux, FreeBSD, OS X, and Windows.

4. OxygenOffice Professional

OxygenOffice Professional, meanwhile, is an enhanced version of OpenOffice that comes with extra goodies including templates, clip art, samples, fonts, and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) support. Now in version 3.2.1, this free software can be downloaded for 32-bit Windows as well as 32- and 64-bit Linux.

5. Feng Office Community Edition

Finally, there’s Feng Office Community Edition, a free and open source online project management and collaboration tool formerly known as OpenGoo that offers task management, document management, project management, time tracking, knowledge management, and more. Users of the software can create and edit text documents and presentations online; they can also upload, organize, and share files. The free software can be downloaded online; paid professional versions are also available starting at $59 per month.

LiLi Creates Versatile, Go-Anywhere Bootable Linux Thumb Drives

LiLi Creates Versatile, Go-Anywhere Bootable Linux Thumb Drives

Windows: Whether you’re looking to try out Linux or create a Windows troubleshooting tool, LiLi will create a powerful Linux thumb drive, letting you pick your distribution, save data between reboots, or even launch your mobile OS right from Windows.

While there are other tools out there that create live Linux USBs, LiLi is a bit more versatile. Not only can you create a live USB stick of any distro you want, but you can also store data and save your settings between reboots, making it a real mobile OS on which you can install programs, make changes, and even update software on. It also hides all your data, so snoopers looking at your USB drive won’t see anything you’ve saved onto it.

In addition, while you can boot directly from the drive as normal, each drive even comes with a portable version of VirtualBox on it, so you can also boot your mobile distro right from Windows. You don’t even need to know how to use VirtualBox; it creates an .exe file on the drive that will take you directly into a virtualized session of your mobile distro (Though you can’t save data from VirtualBox sessions, only from true live sessions). It’s a pretty cool utility, and works perfectly as a browse-without-a-trace OS, though it’s really useful for just about any of your Linux needs. Hit the link below to check it out.

Lili is a free download for Window – LiLi 🙂

 

 

Linux Directory Structure (File System Structure) Explained with Examples

Have you wondered why certain programs are located under /bin, or /sbin, or /usr/bin, or /usr/sbin?

For example, less command is located under /usr/bin directory. Why not /bin, or /sbin, or /usr/sbin? What is the different between all these directories?

In this article, let us review the Linux filesystem structures and understand the meaning of individual high-level directories.

1. / – Root

  • Every single file and directory starts from the root directory.
  • Only root user has write privilege under this directory.
  • Please note that /root is root user’s home directory, which is not same as /.

2. /bin – User Binaries

  • Contains binary executables.
  • Common linux commands you need to use in single-user modes are located under this directory.
  • Commands used by all the users of the system are located here.
  • For example: ps, ls, ping, grep, cp.

3. /sbin – System Binaries

  • Just like /bin, /sbin also contains binary executables.
  • But, the linux commands located under this directory are used typically by system aministrator, for system maintenance purpose.
  • For example: iptables, reboot, fdisk, ifconfig, swapon

4. /etc – Configuration Files

  • Contains configuration files required by all programs.
  • This also contains startup and shutdown shell scripts used to start/stop individual programs.
  • For example: /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/logrotate.conf

5. /dev – Device Files

  • Contains device files.
  • These include terminal devices, usb, or any device attached to the system.
  • For example: /dev/tty1, /dev/usbmon0

6. /proc – Process Information

  • Contains information about system process.
  • This is a pseudo filesystem contains information about running process. For example: /proc/{pid} directory contains information about the process with that particular pid.
  • This is a virtual filesystem with text information about system resources. For example: /proc/uptime

7. /var – Variable Files

  • var stands for variable files.
  • Content of the files that are expected to grow can be found under this directory.
  • This includes — system log files (/var/log); packages and database files (/var/lib); emails (/var/mail); print queues (/var/spool); lock files (/var/lock); temp files needed across reboots (/var/tmp);

8. /tmp – Temporary Files

  • Directory that contains temporary files created by system and users.
  • Files under this directory are deleted when system is rebooted.

9. /usr – User Programs

  • Contains binaries, libraries, documentation, and source-code for second level programs.
  • /usr/bin contains binary files for user programs. If you can’t find a user binary under /bin, look under /usr/bin. For example: at, awk, cc, less, scp
  • /usr/sbin contains binary files for system administrators. If you can’t find a system binary under /sbin, look under /usr/sbin. For example: atd, cron, sshd, useradd, userdel
  • /usr/lib contains libraries for /usr/bin and /usr/sbin
  • /usr/local contains users programs that you install from source. For example, when you install apache from source, it goes under /usr/local/apache2

10. /home – Home Directories

  • Home directories for all users to store their personal files.
  • For example: /home/john, /home/nikita

11. /boot – Boot Loader Files

  • Contains boot loader related files.
  • Kernel initrd, vmlinux, grub files are located under /boot
  • For example: initrd.img-2.6.32-24-generic, vmlinuz-2.6.32-24-generic

12. /lib – System Libraries

  • Contains library files that supports the binaries located under /bin and /sbin
  • Library filenames are either ld* or lib*.so.*
  • For example: ld-2.11.1.so, libncurses.so.5.7

13. /opt – Optional add-on Applications

  • opt stands for optional.
  • Contains add-on applications from individual vendors.
  • add-on applications should be installed under either /opt/ or /opt/ sub-directory.

14. /mnt – Mount Directory

  • Temporary mount directory where sysadmins can mount filesystems.

15. /media – Removable Media Devices

  • Temporary mount directory for removable devices.
  • For examples, /media/cdrom for CD-ROM; /media/floppy for floppy drives; /media/cdrecorder for CD writer

16. /srv – Service Data

  • srv stands for service.
  • Contains server specific services related data.
  • For example, /srv/cvs contains CVS related data.

Linux, GNU, and you

The GNU project started as an attempt to provide a free and open UNIX system to replace the expensive proprietary UNIXes of the day.

The GNU project took a long time to finish the most important part: the kernel. Explaining what a kernel is accurately would be too technical for this article, but it’s enough to say that it’s really important.

While GNU was working on its kernel, Linux popped up and started making waves. The trouble? Linux was just a kernel. While the kernel is a big deal, you need some tools around that kernel to make an operating system.

That’s where GNU came in. The Linux community took the kernel-deficient mass of GNU tools and merged them with Linux to make a full operating system.

But the GNU project wasn’t happy about this. That someone found value in their tools was great, but they were calling it “Linux.” GNU was nowhere to be found in the name.

“Linux? Who does this Finnish upstart think he is? Jerk.”

But GNU was born of the desire to open the world of UNIX to the masses, and forcing the Linux community to put GNU in the name would go against the GNU project’s principles.

So a compromise was reached: GNU would request inclusion in the name. Politely.

But very few people listened. People took issue with the form of inclusion GNU wanted.

“GNU/Linux”

You don’t need to be a marketing wizard to know why only the most die-hard GNU supporter goes along with this. It’s hideous.

What GNU misses is that Linux is a brand far more than it is a collection of code. Linux as a brand is about having the right tools for the job. It’s close to Windows in that respect.

People use Windows because it works. People use Linux, the software under the brand, because they can open their software center and get just about any tool they need in moments.

When most people say “Linux,” they’re referring to that brand and all it encompasses, not just the kernel. Linux works. Ubuntu Linux works. Fedora Linux works.

Even “Ubuntu Linux with GNU” sounds fine. I think most people could get behind that. It’s like “Intel inside.” It’s easy to put in marketing material. The average user won’t know (or care) what GNU is, but it’ll be there.

If GNU wants people to attribute its contribution in the name, it needs a better approach.

Powerful Video Editor Lightworks Released as Open Source

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EditShare, the company behind Academy and Emmy award-winning video editing software Lightworks announced plans to release its product under an open source license. Lightworks was most recently used to edit movies like Shutter Island and Centurion, but is also credited with helping create otehr films like Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Mission Impossible.

Lightworks Open Source is packed with a ton of features including 3D editorial functionality, native RED editing, native 2K support with DPX and RED, and Universal Media File support. It can also share media and work in tandem with other editing software such as Final Cut Pro and Avid.

Under development since 1989, the Lightworks project was acquired by EditShare in 2009. The company says releasing it under an open source license so it can reach its “full potential.”

“EditShare has built a reputation for offering open solutions that enhance collaboration. In taking this uncharted path with Lightworks, we follow this same principle,” said James Richings, Co-Managing Director, EditShare EMEA in a prepared statement. “Lightworks Open Source offers a highly collaborative development environment based on powerful and feature-rich underlying technology, which has come from over one million hours of software development.”

EditShare plans to let developers create and sell plugins, options, or I/O devices through an online market place. According to Tara Montford, EditShare’s Co-Managing Director, “We are increasing our development and support staff, and all contributed code will be thoroughly managed by our distinguished Lightworks team, ensuring the reliability of the new Lightworks Open Source editor.”

Lightworks won’t be officially available until Q3 of this year, but you can sign up to be notified when it’s released.
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11 Free Windows Programs Alternatives For Linux

We have lots of software available to use on Windows platform to complete our different work, but they are not free and when we go to run them on Linux so we don’t have any option. Don’t worry about it, today we are listing here 11 Free Windows Programs Alternatives For Linux in which most of them are also usable on the Windows platform. There are many alternative available for single software, but I just tried to list down some very similar and useful alternative.You are welcome to share if you know more Free Windows Programs Alternatives For Linux that our readers/viewers may like.

GIMP

Alternative: Adobe Photoshop

gimp

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

GNUCash

Alternative: Quick Books

GNU Cash

GNUCash is designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports. Though not as powerful and wide-scale as Quick Books, GNUCash is a perfect open source tool for small business and personal finance purposes.

OpenOffice

Alternative: Microsoft Office

open office

OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

PDFEdit

Alternative: Adobe Acrobat

PDF Edit

Free (and open source) editor for manipulating PDF documents. GUI version + commandline interface. Scripting is used to a great extent in editor and almost anything can be scripted, it is possible to create own scripts or plugins.

Picasa

Alternative: ACDSee

picasa

The photo viewer is a fast, lightweight application for viewing images on your desktop. Installed with Picasa 3, it lets you to take a quick look at images without having to fully open the Picasa 3 program.

Firefox

Alternative: Microsoft Internet Explorer

firefox

Mozilla Firefox is a fast and powerful web browser designed to run on both Linux and Windows. There are far fewer issues with spyware, adware, and pop ups making it far more secure than Internet Explorer.

Amaya

Alternative: Adobe Dreamweaver

amaya

Firefox 3 sets the pace with dozens of new features, including the smart location bar, one-click bookmarking and blindingly fast performance. Avoid online scams, unsafe transactions and forgeries with simple site identity. View Web pages faster, using less of your computer’s memory.

Alfresco

Alternative: Microsoft SharePoint

alfresco

Alfresco is the leading open source alternative for enterprise content management. It couples the innovation of open source with the stability of a true enterprise-class platform. The open source model allows Alfresco to use best-of-breed open source technologies and contributions from the open source community to get higher quality software produced more quickly at much lower cost.

OpenLaszlo

Alternative: Adobe Flash

open-laszlo

The OpenLaszlo platform allows developers to create applications with the rich user interface capabilities of desktop client software and the instantaneous no-download Web deployment of HTML. The OpenLaszlo platform is open source and free for development and deployment.

Anjuta DevStudio

Alternative: Microsoft Visual Studio

anjuta devstudio

Anjuta DevStudio has been designed to be simple to operate yet powerful enough to fullfil all your programming needs. Many features have evolved since the early days and several very attractive ones added.

Amarok

Alternative: Winamp

Amarok

Amarok is the music player for Linux and Unix with an intuitive interface. Amarok makes playing the music you love easier than ever before – and looks good doing it.

BackupPC

Alternative: ViceVersa

Backup PC

BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux, WinXX and MacOSX PCs and laptops to a server’s disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.

21 Online Free Aplikacija

Today, we are listing 21 free and online web based applications which are very helpful for you to process your daily work. If you are designer, developer, office worker, manager, supervisor, student, home user, etc but we make sure to add something interesting for everyone. Most of them are not very well known but they are really amazing in respect to their features. Just take a look at them and share your thoughts here. 

You are welcome to share if you know about any free web based application which our readers may like.

Phonevite
phonevite
Sending reminders and alerts, with your own voice, is easy and simple using Phoneviteâ„¢. With this tool, you can send free phone reminders & alerts to yourself and/or your friends in 3 quick, easy steps.

Google Docs
google docs
You can import your existing documents, spreadsheets and presentations, or create new ones from scratch. Invite people to your documents and make changes together, at the same time. All you need is a Web browser.

crazyegg – visualize your visitors
crazyegg
Crazy Egg will help you improve the design of your site by showing you where people are clicking and where they are not.

Windows Live OneCare safety scanner
windows live one care
Windows Live OneCare safety scanner is a free service designed to help ensure the health of your PC.

hooeey – Record, retrieve and analyze your web hops
hooeey
hooeey is a personal web application that records all web links that you browse and lets you use them in a fun and productive way.

vuzit
vuzit
Vuzit is a web based document viewer you can embed in any web page. It’s fast to add and it’s free!

codepaste
codepaste
CodePaste provides an easy and convenient way to send/share PHP, C++, Javascript, Java, CSS, Actionscript and HTML code with others. Copy and paste the code and enter the email where you want the CodePaste to send it. CodePaste then nicely formats the code and sends it over.

Sprout Builder
Sprout
Sprout is the quick and easy way for anyone to build, publish, and manage widgets, mini-sites, mashups, banners and more.

infoencrypt – Online service for easy encrypt messages
infoencrypt
This is service for securing your messages in an easy way. All you need is only to enter a message text of your message and encryption password. The password will be used for both encryption and decryption. The system will encrypt your message using strong encryption algorithm, and it will be secure for sending. Anyone who intercepts the encrypted message without password will not be able to read original message.

Premier Survey
premiersurvey
Free survey software for online surveys, web surveys, email surveys. Free Online survey software for customer satisfaction surveys, employee satisfaction surveys, market research surveys.

Primo Online
Primo-online
PrimoOnline provides a super-fast way to create PDF files online, without the need to install any PDF software. Simply upload your file, enter your email address, and our server-based PDF creator will quickly convert it to PDF and deliver it straight to your email inbox.

postica – stick it! Create and share sticky notes
postica
Postica lets you create sticky notes, attach a file, and share them with your friends.

TinySong
tinysong
TinySong allows you to quickly share music links with your friends.

Adobe Buzzword
Adobe Buzzword
Adobe® Buzzword® is a new online word processor, perfect for writing reports, proposals, and anything else you need to access online or work on with others. It looks and behaves like your normal desktop word processor, but it operates inside a web browser, so there’s no installation required.

ShrinkFile.NET
shrink file
ShrinkFile.net is a free resource to compress your text documents, images, PDF files and other data online, because some computers don’t have WinZip or WinRAR installed. ShrinkFile.net will host the uploaded content at a static URL for one week, allowing you to share the file with family and friends.

Awesome Highlighter
Awesome Highlighter
Awesome Highlighter lets you highlight text on web pages and then gives you a small link to the highlighted page.

CreativePro Office
creative pro office
CreativePro Office is the most complete set of online office management tools you’re likely to find at any price – and it’s completely free! Manage your team, clients, projects, invoices, events from one web-based application.

ConceptDraw
ConceptDraw
ConceptDraw Visio File Converter is a free web service, provided by Computer Systems Odessa that is available to anyone who uses diagramming software and has a requirement to open Visio (VSD) documents. This service have been created because Visio users often don’t save their drawing into Visio XML (VDX) file format.

Hide My Ass
Hide My Ass
An anonymous free proxy service aimed at hiding your online identity. Use our service to hide your IP address and bypass your work/school web filter with ease.

RescueTime
rescue time
RescueTime is time management software that helps individuals and businesses understand how they spend their time, and provides tools to help them spend it more productively.

Picnik
Picnik
Picnik makes your photos fabulous with easy to use yet powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames.

Poziv za predaju projektnih prijedloga u okviru Evropskog instrumenta za razvoj demokratije i ljudskih prava (EIDHR)

Zadovoljstvo nam je obavijestiti vas da će Delegacija Evropske unije u BiH održati radionice na kojima će prezentirati novi Poziv za predaju projektnih prijedloga u okviru Evropskog instrumenta za razvoj demokratije i ljudskih prava (EIDHR) 2010 koji je objavljen 23. decembra 2010. godine na zvaničnoj web stranici Delegacije Evropske unije u BiH www.europa.ba.

Radionice će se održati u cilju upoznavanja potencijalnih podnositelja projektnih prijedloga sa uslovima i zahtjevima novog Poziva za predaju projektnih prijedloga te pojedinostima iz pozivne dokumentacije. Radionice su ujedno i prilika da organizacije civilnog društva koje su zainteresovane za pomenuti Poziv, od službenika Delegacije Evropske unije u BiH zatraže detaljnija objašnjenja u vezi sa svim stavkama pomenutog Poziva za predaju projektnih prijedloga.

Visina raspoloživih sredstava za ovaj Poziv iznosi 1.2 miliona eura.

Radionice će se održati u Sarajevu i Banja Luci:

SARAJEVO – 2. februara 2011. godine u 11.00 Delegacija Evropske unije u BiH, Skenderija 3a, konferencijska sala

Prezentatori: Vladimir Pandurević i Gordana Šuvalija

BANJA LUKA – 3. februara 2011. godine u 12.00 časova – Zgrada gradske administracije Banja Luka, Trg srpskih vladara 1, sala u prizemlju

Prezentatori: Vladimir Pandurević

Molimo da prisustvo predstavnika jedne organizacije bude ograničeno na dvije (2) osobe.

Napominjemo da je iz logističkih razloga potvrda učešća na radionici obavezna, a možete nas kontaktirati putem telefona 033/254-764, putem faksa 033/204-794 ili putem elektronske pošte na edita.kabasaj@ec.europa.eu najkasnije do 31. januara 2011. godine. Kontakt osoba je Edita Kabašaj Redžepagić.

Prevod je uradila Mreza za izgradnju mira

EIDHR Vodic 2010, prevod Mreza za izgradnju mira.pdf

EIDHR Aplikaciona forma 2010, prevod Mreza za izgradnju mira.pdf

Linux adoption grows in enterprise

A Linux Foundation survey indicates that Linux adoption is growing at the expense of Windows, particularly in the enterprise. Some 79.4 percent of companies are adding more Linux relative to other operating systems in the next five years, says the survey.

According to a new survey from the Linux Foundation, adoption of enterprise Linux is growing at the expense of Windows.

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux, has published “Linux Adoption Trends: A Survey of Enterprise End Users,” which shares new data that shows Linux is poised to take significant market share from Unix and Windows.

The Linux Foundation survey showed that nearly 80 percent of companies surveyed said they are adding more Linux relative to other operating systems in the next five years. Overall, the survey also indicated that Linux is becoming more mission-critical in the enterprise and more strategic to the CIO.


Five-year expectations of usage for Linux, Windows, and Unix
Source: The Linux Foundation

The data in the report reflects the results of an invitation-only survey of the Linux Foundation’s Enterprise End User Council as well as of other companies and government organizations. The survey was conducted by the Linux Foundation in partnership with Yeoman Technology Group during August and September 2010, and received responses from more than 1,900 individuals.

The data shows that Linux vendors are poised for growth in the years to come as large Linux users plan to both deploy more Linux relative to other operating systems and to use the OS for more mission-critical workloads than ever before. Linux is also becoming the preferred platform for new/”greenfield” deployments, representing a major shift in user patterns as IT managers break away from legacy systems.

Key findings from the report include:

  • 79.4 percent of companies are adding more Linux relative to other operating systems in the next five years
  • More people are reporting that their Linux deployments are migrations from Windows than any other platform, including Unix migrations
  • 66 percent of users surveyed say that their Linux deployments are brand new “greenfield” deployments
  • Among the early adopters who are operating in cloud environments, 70.3 percent use Linux as their primary platform, while only 18.3 percent use Windows
  • 60.2 percent of respondents said they will use Linux for more mission-critical workloads over the next 12 months

Other interesting findings from the survey include that 86.5 percent of respondents said they view Linux as improving, and 58.4 percent say their CIOs see Linux as more strategic to the organization as compared with three years ago. In addition, drivers for Linux adoption extend beyond cost: Technical superiority is the primary driver, followed by cost and then security, according to the survey.

Moreover, the growth in Linux is leading companies to increasingly seek Linux IT professionals, with 38.3 percent of respondents citing a lack of Linux talent as one of their main concerns related to the platform.

The Linux Foundation survey also showed that users participate in Linux development in three primary ways: testing and submitting bugs, working with vendors, and participating in Linux Foundation activities. The top way is by testing and submitting bugs, with 37.5 percent of users saying they participate in Linux development via this method. Meanwhile, 30.7 percent said they participate by working with vendors, 26 percent by participating in Linux Foundation activities.

Stated Amanda McPherson, vice president of marketing and developer programs at the Linux Foundation, “The Linux Foundation strives to be a resource for Linux research and information both for our members and for Linux users worldwide. We feel it’s important to ask the people who use Linux in the enterprise directly about their use and perceptions of Linux so we can continue to improve the platform. The IT professionals we surveyed for the Linux Adoption Trends report are among the world’s most advanced Linux users working at the largest enterprise companies and illustrate what we can expect from the market in the months and years ahead.”

Availability

The Linux Foundation’s “Linux Adoption Trends: A Survey of Enterprise End Users,” is available for free download, here.