"When Joseph L. Guallar-Esteve was laid off from IBM in the
summer of 2001, he thought it would take months to find another job
in technology. After all, he had seen some of his friends remain
unemployed for nearly a year before finding work.
"But Guallar-Esteve had an edge: He knew Linux.
"The free open-source software is becoming an increasingly
popular alternative to Microsoft's Windows for running large
computer networks and desktop PCs. That surging demand is good news
for technology workers familiar with Linux..."