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Linux Journal: Linux in Government: Linux System Administrators

Feb 28, 2005, 21:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tom Adelstein)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"Few information technology professionals can appreciate the skill, knowledge and experience required to administer Linux servers and workstations. The lack of appreciation reflects less on Linux professionals than on the people who should hire them. Regardless, CIO's need to understand better what a Linux system administrator brings to an organization, understand better the Linux skill set and learn how to evaluate qualified Linux technicians.

"I have observed a particular problem related to Linux deployments in technology shops around the country. Most shops try to convert UNIX system administrators and/or Microsoft Certified Professionals into Linux administrators..."

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