Smart Partner: Linux Integrators: Cracking Windows - As Linux really starts to take off, opportunity is knockingMar 09, 2001, 07:30 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Fred Aun)
"Allchin was recently quoted as saying. "I believe in the American way. I worry if the government encourages open source, and I don't think we've done enough education of policy makers to understand the threat."
"His was not the only the anti-Linux commentary to come from Microsoft, diatribes that, instead of damaging Linux's chances for growth, probably do more to bolster the OS' image as a bona fide threat-or, at least, an alternative-toWindows."
"But talk is cheap. The fact that IBM is planning to invest billions into Linux software is more substantial proof that Linus' baby has a chance to grow up. It also means that there's money to be made by Linux integrators and their Linux professional employees."
"The relative shortage of Linux experts is keeping the Linux-versed in demand. An informal Smart Partner survey found that Linux integrators get paid $50,000 to $110,000 and are billed out at $150 to $225 per hour."