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Careers In Linux Journalism-- No Knowledge Required!

Jan 21, 2009, 23:02 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"I think that anyone in tech these days, whether they are reporters, analysts, support techs, developers, designers, system and network administrators, architects, CTOs, or whatever title they care to have, should be learning about Linux and FOSS, and anyone that doesn't isn't worth a paycheck....

"So why, with all of this incredible wealth literally at our fingertips, do we still see dumb stuff like "Linux is too hard and you have to compile from sources" and "It's less secure because it's open", and "Windows has 98% market share" without doing the slightest bit of fact-checking and without differentiating between different market segments such as server, cluster, embedded, desktop, and so forth; and how can anyone who calls him or herself a tech reporter this far into the new millennium, two thousand freaking oh nine, not have a grasp of even the most basic facts about Free/Open Source Software and Linux?"

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