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O'Reilly SysAdmin: Lack of Linux System Admins Hurting Adoption

Aug 19, 2006, 08:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

"I recently got a call from a friend in Amman, Jordan who said the very large web site he manages needs a Linux system administrator. But guess what, they can't find a single Linux sysadmin in the entire country. With plenty of Linux desktop users around, I'm starting to wonder if anyone wants to learn how to use chkconfig.

"The next problem that I'm starting to sense deals with a lack of standards. A client company in Dallas-Ft. Worth (my hometown) demonstrates a global condition. A Linux system administrator goes to work and builds a nice application for this media company. He sets up the system and then like many Linux sysadmins decides he can't stand seeing Windows XP on the desktops and in film editing bays. So he leaves..."

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