The People Who Support Linux: Linux Skills Land Job for This Linux Lady
Jan 19, 2011, 00:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Deborah Wazir says Linux helped her land her current job.
"She says she was first introduced to Linux in the late 90s in
the form of a Knoppix Live CD that she glanced at and put away. Ten
years later a recruiter refused to submit her resume for a position
because it didn't specifically say she had Linux experience (even
though she had 20+ years of Unix experience).
"Deborah decided it was time to learn more. "I bought some
Linux-based magazines with Live CD's of various distro's, bought a
book on Ubuntu, borrowed an old laptop from my son, downloaded
VMWare and Red Hat, and just started installing the OS. It was a
lot of fun!"