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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)

"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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