“Apple has grown the size of its global developer community by 2 1/2 times over the past two years, with much of the credit going to its switch to the Unix-based OSX operating system. Apple’s entry into the open source community has also helped spur developer interest. ‘That’s one place where we did a lot of work,’ Apple’s visiting worldwide head of developer relations Ron Okamoto says, citing the Safari web browser as an example,” Chris Jenkins reports for Australian IT.
“Apple is ‘not necessarily’ competing with Linux for users switching from traditional BSD Unix, Okamoto says. Linux ‘gives people another motivation to examine their platform choice,'” Jenkins reports.
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