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Fairfax IT: Graduates drive Linux

“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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