Linux Career News
Linux Scholarships Aim to Increase Access to In-Depth Linux Education: Apply Now
Jun 18, 2013
Ninety-three percent of employers plan to hire a Linux pro in the next six months. Ninety percent of hiring managers say it's difficult to find experienced Linux professionals. When they do find them, they're offering higher salaries and more perks.
Linux creates scholarship for developer do-gooders and women
Jun 18, 2013
The Linux Foundation this morning announced a change to its annual Linux Training Scholarship Program with new categories that reflect the evolving world of computer programming. These new scholarship categories come with special awards for “whiz kids,” women in Linux, sysadmins, developer do-gooders, and developers who work on the Linux kernel.
Rackspace Open Cloud Academy Graduates its First Class
Jun 17, 2013
After eight weeks of hard work and not much sleep, 17 students graduated from the Rackspace Open Cloud Academy on Friday in San Antonio. The graduates are now certified in A+, Network+, Linux+, Apache, MySQL, Rackspace system administration, Red Hat system administration, cloud basics, and critical thinking. Each graduate put in around 250 training hours while going through the program.
Linux International boss: Lack of games harmed desktop adoption
Jun 15, 2013
Linux has struggled to earn its gaming stripes across the years in the face of stiff competiton from Windows and, in recent times, OS X. That began to change when Valve launched its Steam gaming service on Ubuntu-flavoured desktops earlier this year, with some hailing its arrival as a turning point for the operating system.
Cloud training options: How providers can develop a talent base
Jun 13, 2013
Cloud computing will generate nearly 14 million new jobs worldwide between 2011 and 2015, as an IDC study funded by Microsoft revealed last year. Another big revelation: There isn't nearly enough cloud talent to go around. A recent SearchCloudProvider.com survey confirms this finding, with 43% of respondents saying they're struggling to hire engineers and developers with cloud experience.
IBM to Support Linux KVM Virtualization on Power Systems
Jun 13, 2013
IBM officials are looking to accelerate the adoption of Linux in the data center and are taking a number of new steps to push along the effort. At the Red Hat Summit in Boston, IBM officials said the company will support the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) virtualization hypervisor technology in the Power servers that run Linux. In addition, IBM in July will open two Power Systems Linux Centers in the United States, which will help software developers to more easily build applications that leverage Linux and IBM’s Power 7+ chip technology.
Considering a Linux career? Four tips for new college grads
May 25, 2013
'Tis the season for college graduations, and that means there are countless fresh grads out there looking for their first real, professional jobs. Those in IT would be hard-pressed to come up with a better area to focus on than Linux, which is consistently shown to offer higher salaries and more opportunities than do other parts of IT. There's tremendous demand for Linux skills today, so those who possess them are in a nice position as they enter the job market.