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Developers Prefer Mac OS Over Linux Reveals Survey

A new report claims that more North Americans are now gradually becoming inclined towards Mac, rather than Linux as their preferred developing platform.

The study, dubbed, The North American Development Survey was carried out by Evans Data, and it claims that the Mac operating system by Apple has finally surpassed Linux in terms of popularity amongst coders. While the Mac OS can brag about having near about 7.9 percent market share, one of its key rival Linux lagged behind significantly with only a 5.6 percent stake in the market.

The report also shed light on the fact that despite the enormous growth enjoyed by Mac as one of the most popular developing platforms, Windows still continues to be the most sought-after operating system software amongst developers with near 80 percent market share under its belt.

"Windows firmly remains king, but developers are obviously attracted to Apple's devices, while at the same time Linux has lost some of its lustre," Evans Data's chief executive Janel Garvin stated, ZDNet UK reports.

However, much to relief of the open source platform, “Linux still has the support of many developers, with twice as many respondents choosing to develop for Linux rather than Mac,” states ZDNet.