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The People Who Support Linux: Linux Skills Land Job for This Linux Lady

Jan 19, 2011, 00:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jennifer Cloer)

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"Deborah Wazir says Linux helped her land her current job.

"She says she was first introduced to Linux in the late 90s in the form of a Knoppix Live CD that she glanced at and put away. Ten years later a recruiter refused to submit her resume for a position because it didn't specifically say she had Linux experience (even though she had 20+ years of Unix experience).

"Deborah decided it was time to learn more. "I bought some Linux-based magazines with Live CD's of various distro's, bought a book on Ubuntu, borrowed an old laptop from my son, downloaded VMWare and Red Hat, and just started installing the OS. It was a lot of fun!"

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