[Linux-aus] Why Linux is not ready for business
harry at woodward-clarke.com
Mon Oct 16 02:17:02 UTC 2006
> got a different answer; "I can't find/afford support for Linux. I can
> pick up a windows tech on any street corner but a decent Linux tech is
> almost impossible to find and they costs a fortune."
> So what is the answer here? Is it really that hard for a business to
> find affordable Linux techs? And as for finding one that is decent, is
> that really any harder then finding a decent windows tech? I know there
> are a lot of them out there, but my experience is that most of them are
There is a growing glimmer of hope ;') I know that in the Northern
Sydney Institute of TAFE there are some of the TechSupport classes
(Hornsby specifically) that teach a semester on Linux. It's the
equivalent of Red Hat's RHA033 course, so it's pretty 'basic'. But from
experience I know it's a pretty good start. And one interesting comment
I heard last year was that doing the Linux subject helped them
understand the Windows subject 'better', because they had a deeper
appreciation of -what- an Operating System does, and -how- it does it
'behind the scenes'.
If / when they run the System Administration Diploma (next level up),
they go through the RHA133 course (preparation from RHCT exam).
Should probably declare my interest here ;') Part Time Casual Teacher in
IT at Hornsby TAFE - specialty? OS/Linux (of course ;') But I also do
OO-Systems Analysis and Design, Web (and Network) Security, and
WinScripting for SysAdmins.
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