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Linux stats

Posted: March 28th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Linux | No Comments »

Currently I’m working on getting my LPI certification and reading on the website of LPI, I have read these interesting¬† Linux stats:

This is a good “why” Linux it’s important in IT industry.

Gender

Male 98.4%
Female 1.6%

Age
Average (median) 27
90% are under 40

English Language Proficiency
Native Speakers 59%
Fluent Non-natives 33%

Continent of Respondents
North America 50%
Europe 33%
Asia 6
Africa 5
Australia 3
South America 2

Country of Respondents (top 10)
1 42%
2 34
3 or more 23
Average (mean): 1.9

Number of Linux Distributors Used
1 42%
2 34
3 or more 23
Average (mean): 1.9

Distributions in Use
Red Hat 79%
Slackware 40
Debian 27
SuSE 19
Caldera 11
Pacific HiTech 2
Other 13
(Totals more than 100% because many people use more than one.)

Where Linux is Used
Home 93%
Work 78%

Self-Rated Linux Competency
Expert 14%
Senior 29%
General 47%
Junior 8%

Years of Linux Professional Experience
Less than 1 14%
1-2 32
3-5 31
6 or more 9

Years of Linux User Experience
Less than 1 8%
1-2 22
3-5 51
6 or more 20

Years of Total Professional IT Technical Support Experience
Less than 1 9%
1-2 20
3-5 38
6-10 22
11 or more 12

Other Operating Systems Experience
Microsoft 80%
Unix Servers 63
Unix Workstations 56
Non-Linux PC Unix 38
VAX/VMS 10
Other 35



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