Linux loses its luster as a darling among developers

In the app dev sandbox, OS X may be eating Linux's lunch.

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Linux had a big birthday recently -- its 20th -- but the event may have been a tad bittersweet for its most devoted fans. According to recent results of the annual application development survey from Santa Cruz, Calif.-based researcher Evans Data Corp., Linux has slipped to third place in popularity, behind Mac OS and, of course, Windows.

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