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Fairfax IT: Graduates drive Linux

Mar 14, 2000, 04:11 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Daniel Frye, 42, the IBM program director for Linux, said the global skills shortage was driving corporations to consider open source over proprietary solutions to keep ahead of competitors. He said companies that "use IT as a weapon" were at the head of the charge to open-source standards but even more conservative organisations were looking at the upstart contenders."

"Everyone's coming out of college these days with Linux experience," Frye said. "You don't get system administrators with 15 years' experience, but it's coming."

"I haven't seen a resume in a year that doesn't have Linux experience on it."

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