View Full Version : If you're Steve Ballmer, don't read this

July 6th, 2007, 09:04 AM
Instead of kicking back for the July 4 holiday, Steve Ballmer should be going crazy right now.

If you're Microsoft's CEO, the finding by Evans Data of a falloff in the number of developers writing apps for Windows desktop computers makes for grim reading.

The study, which reports a 10 percent drop in the number of developers writing software applications for Windows, also forecasts another 2 percent decline this year. The big winner--this hardly comes as a surprise--is Linux. Evans Data says the percentage of developers writing Linux applications is up 34 percent from last year.
Full detail here: http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9739643-7.html
Cheers :popcorn:

July 6th, 2007, 09:17 AM
I think this has a lot to do with more and more apps being web-based. And for web-based apps, a lot of them are based on Linux servers.

So this is Linux programming, but not necessarily Linux GUI programming, which is a shame (but it'll get there :) ).