Smart Partner: Linux Integrators: Cracking Windows - As Linux really starts to take off, opportunity is knocking
Mar 09, 2001, 07:30 (2 Talkback[s])
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"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
"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."
- LinuxWorld: Inside IBM's Linux Technology Center(Mar 08, 2001)
- IBM's First Linux Ad of Its New Campaign: 'Peace, Love, and Linux'(Mar 06, 2001)
- Community: Microsoft's New Strategy Against Open Source(Mar 05, 2001)
- LinuxPlanet: Lou's Views: Playing Hardball with Microsoft(Feb 28, 2001)
- Enterprise Linux Today: IBM Business Partners Seize Exploding Linux Market Opportunity(Feb 26, 2001)
- eWeek: Stop, you're killing me! MS's Allchin's remarks as stand-up comedy(Feb 26, 2001)
- eWeek: Microsoft clarifies exec's open-source concerns(Feb 21, 2001)
- Two New Open Source Projects from IBM developerWorks(Feb 21, 2001)
- Byte.com: Big Blue Penguins At LinuxWorld(Feb 20, 2001)
- TechWeb: IBM To Unveil New Linux Moves(Feb 20, 2001)