Could you do Linus "Linux" Torvalds job?

Summary:Well, could you? This amusing Facebook quiz from The Linux Foundation gives you a chance to see if you could fill Torvalds' shoes.

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o you think you're a Linux expert do you? You scored big-time on my two recent Linux quizzes: Are you a Linux guru? and Return of the Linux Quiz and you think you're ready for the big time. Well, does The Linux Foundation have a quiz for you!

The Facebook quiz "Could you do Linus Toravlds' job?" asks the hypothetical question that were Linus to take on another job---I understand Microsoft could use a new CEO no matter what Ballmer may say—could you fill Torvalds' shoes?

The five-question quiz will give you a Facebook badge you can share on your Facebook wall to show off your Linus and Linux know-how. Of more concrete importance, just playing the quiz will give you 25% off your LinuxCon membership.

At $500 US through July 8th and $600 thereafter, that's a nice discount. Student Registration is $100. Student attendees will be required to show a valid student id at registration. LinuxCon will be held in Vancouver, B.C. on August 17-19, 2011 It will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Linux. Besides a host of far more important Linux and open-source movers and shakers, I'll be speaking at the conference as well.

Oh, and by the by, according to the quiz, I'm a Linus in waiting.

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Topics: Software, IT Employment, Linux, Open Source, Operating Systems

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