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So You Want to Be a Linux Developer [Part 1 & 2]

Jul 30, 2007, 10:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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From Part 1:

"Five years ago, the only engineering or computer science majors setting their sights on a career in writing software code for an open source company were the most hardcore of computer nerds. That was something done only by the true computer geeks, and it usually required an independent source of income. Experienced programmers knew the gravy train existed at proprietary companies, most of which avoided experimental operating systems that nobody in the business world would ever use.

"Today, the divergent families of the Linux operating system have changed the software development landscape. The open source software concept has become so well established that working as an open source developer is no longer a laughing matter for new college graduates or experienced programmers..."

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Complete Story (Part 2)

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