Aram Janigian

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Linux is becoming very popular and continues to stay competitive with Microsoft Windows (.NET is not a factor, yet). One of the trends our IT staffing firm, permIT, initially noticed in the Linux community was the loyalty that the users maintain. Today, there are 10 million programmers worldwide, according to International Data Corp. The total number of programmers will grow to 12 million over the next few years as Web application development grows through 2016 and beyond. 1,000,000 Delphi programmers 2,000,000 Java programmers 3,000,000 C/C++ programmers 4,000,000 Visual Basic programmers Some programmers have multiple skill sets and understand many languages. I've recently seen a large, billion-dollar retailer convert its 3,000 Point-Of-Sale systems and 2,500 desktop OS from Windows to Linux because the CIO wanted to save money and not pay the costs of upgrading W... (more)