Big Changes Afoot in the Linux Market

Having covered Linux in the enterprise and business arenas for more than 10 years, I’ve seen some dramatic changes in the way the open source operating system is developed and used. However, never has there been as much change in the Linux landscape and market as right now, given the impact of cloud computing, devops (the confluence of application development and deployment), and open source software’s maturity. The options for users and customers, as well as the challenges and opportunities for vendors, are now very different.

As stated earlier, there have been significant changes and milestones in the Linux landscape in the past. Examples include the rise of Linux to

LinuxInsider columnist Jay Lyman is a senior analyst for The 451 Group, covering open source software and focusing primarily on Linux operating systems, application development, systems management and cloud computing. Lyman has been a speaker at numerous industry events, including the Open Source Business Conference, OSCON, Linux Plumber's Conference and Open Source World/Linux World, on topics such as Linux and open source in cloud computing, mobile software, and the impact of economic conditions and customer perspectives on open source. Follow his blog here.

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