Linux And Hand-Me-Down Computing

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| My father recently retired a 1-Ghz AMD computer with 1 Gbyte of RAM that he'd
| built from mail-ordered parts. He'd dropped the cash for a new Dell with
| Vista, which he likes quite a lot (no grousing, please, it happens), and let
| me have the old machine. My first move: Wipe it clean, install Linux, and
| prepare it for an exercise in "hand-me-down computing."
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http://www.informationweek.com/blog/...and_handm.html

This guy has been a Windows journalist for a long time, but everything he seems
to cover nowadays is Linux.

Another new article from him:

Windows and Linux TCO: Make Your Own Comparison

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| Windows and Linux both require training and experience to use well—and this
| goes doubly so if you’re migrating from one OS to the other and need to
| jettison existing work habits and acquire new ones.
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http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/article.php/3700276

And another new one (in another separate publication):

Mass-migrating Microsoft Word documents to OpenOffice.org on Linux

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| Is your organization in the process of migrating from Microsoft Word to
| OpenOffice.org on Linux? If so, your biggest obstacle may not be getting used
| to the new suite, but rather moving from Microsoft's proprietary .doc format
| to OpenOffice's Open Document Format (ODF).
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http://searchenterpriselinux.techtar...ml?track=sy184

A top PCWorld editor and a former Vista fan trashed the O/S and said he'd
consider Linux. That happened recently and it seems like a trend (decreasing
interesting in Windows).


Related:

Linux Job Market Trends: Galloping Forward

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| If you’re a Linux specialist looking for the best paying area of the country,
| your best bet is – no surprise – Silicon Valley, where Linux pros make
| $96,578 (but a cup of coffee costs $11.25). Other top-paying Linux areas are
| Washington, D.C. ($86,882), Los Angeles ($86,618), and New York ($86,305). *
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http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/car...le.php/3697896


2007: Where the Tech Jobs Are

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| ...open source and Linux skills are very hot. "Linux is one of the fastest
| growing, if not required, then recommended skills that most of the
| sysadmins and operations people have," Melland says. "If you're a systems
| administrator and you don?t have Linux experience, you might want to seek
| that out."
|
| [...]
|
| All this migration to Linux and open source means that job openings are
| zooming. Based on Dice statistics, Linux as a recommended skill is up 51%
| this year, and roughly 150% in the last two years.
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http://itmanagement.earthweb.com/car...le.php/3649436


Linux and Open Source: How They Affect HR Professionals
http://www.redorbit.com/news/technol...e=r_technology


Linux jobs abound, tech job service says
http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS3892050451.html


City of Munich is looking for additional Linux specialists
http://www.marsmenschen.com/index.ph...m-integration/


Spending on open source support services in Canada to soar

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| The market for open source support services is going to boom over
| the next five years, according to a recent Gartner survey.
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http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/e...id=42488&cid=6