Monday, March 18, 2013

Employers are looking hard for Linux skills (why Linux, over Unix?)

Here’s a little surprise, or maybe not.  Baseline is reporting strong competition among employers for Linux skills (as opposed to native Unix), story here

I’m not sure which aspects of shell scripting in Linux matters the most, but piano-player fluidity seems important. 

It’s pretty impressive to me how good some kids are at this (remember those scenes early in the movie “The Social Network”? “Kids’ stuff!”

Here’s a video on the Linux kernel:

And I understand that, underneath the surface, Apple MacOS leans heavily on Linux, although I know Apple has its own scripting language (from having had to call support in the past to fix something on an old 2002 iMac).  
So different from the old IBM mainframe world!

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