Growing Demand for Linux Skills Puts Some High-Tech Job Hunters to Work

Posted by dave on Feb 27, 2004 9:49 AM EDT
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When Joseph L. Guallar-Esteve was laid off from IBM in the summer of 2001, he thought it would take months to find another job in technology. After all, he had seen some of his friends remain unemployed for nearly a year before finding work. But Guallar-Esteve had an edge: He knew Linux. The free open-source software is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to Microsoft's Windows for running large computer networks and desktop PCs. That surging demand is good news for technology workers familiar with Linux.

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