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VNUNet: Professional view - Unix faces up to Linux challenge

Jun 02, 1999, 16:12 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Nick Farrell)

"Linux is making a bid for the hearts and minds of IT professionals, but the industry is divided on the effect it will have. There are those who swear that it is the greatest since sliced bread, while the less enamoured consider it a waste of disk space."

"Linux is not yet ready for the big time and people with Linux skills may find it difficult to get a job. In comparison Unix skills still mean a successful career for countless IT professionals - just as they have done for the last 30 years."

"Peter Scott, a network security analyst, says that Linux has been popular for internal development projects. He believes that the market will become desperate for Linux skills within the next three to five years - those who want to capitalise on that shortage should get practical skills now. It is good advice."

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