A second life for 'Second Life' with open source?

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| One of these projects is the Linux version of the Second Life client, the
| viewer application that runs on the resident's computer and lets the resident
| interact with the graphical environments of the virtual world. Ever since its
| release, the Linux client has remained in constant development by an informal
| team, usually three people. Their work could directly benefit the open source
| and Linux community beyond Second Life, in the aftermath of the hype.
|
| [...]
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| Linden Lab declined a request for current figures on the number of people
| using the Linux client. Nonetheless, Jason Giglio, a developer and Second
| Life resident who actively works on the client, says he heard through the
| proverbial grapevine that about 5 percent of registered Second Life
| residents, or about 10,000 people, visit Second Life with the Linux client.
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http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;334841441


Dell leads the Linux workstation market

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| So about 15% of the workstation market is comprised of Linux machines -- far
| more than the barely traceable number of Linux desktop computers. Oddly, all
| workstation manufacturers seem to have grown in chorus. "No one workstation
| vendor seems to have benefited dramatically more or less with the growth of
| Linux, though (anecdotally) white boxes would presumably have a much higher
| penetration of Linux. * *
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http://www.thejemreport.com/mambo/content/view/362/


The real measure of Linux adoption.

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| # Read the Jobs section.
| # Count how many advertisements require Linux experience.
|
| [...]
|
| This is real life. Real world figures. These are not manipulated statistics
| that are bent to show this or that. These are actual businesses that are
| using Linux in one form or another. This is how you know how much Linux has
| been accepted in your area of residence. *
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http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/linux/loc...adoption-18996


Linux Users Base More Than doubled Over Last One Year: Survey

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| The number of Linux users has more than doubled over the last one year, says
| a new survey by DesktopLinux.com. The survey also said Ubuntu remains their
| Linux distribution of choice.
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http://www.sda-india.com/sda_india/p...19940,p,0.html


Survey: Desktop Linux use grows

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| DesktopLinux.com, which is a Web site devoted to, obviously, desktop Linux,
| has finished a survey that found more than a doubling of Linux desktop users
| in the past year.
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http://weblog.infoworld.com/techwatc...es/013576.html

Linux Job Market Trends: Galloping Forward

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| If you’re a Linux specialist looking for the best paying area of the country,
| your best bet is – no surprise – Silicon Valley, where Linux pros make
| $96,578 (but a cup of coffee costs $11.25). Other top-paying Linux areas are
| Washington, D.C. ($86,882), Los Angeles ($86,618), and New York ($86,305).
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http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/car...le.php/3697896