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Containers aren't quite virtual machines, but with recent advances in Linux, they can do many of the same jobs as a VM while using far less memory.
The Linux Foundation's most recent job survey reveals that eighty percent of IT companies that use Linux are making hiring Linux professionals a priority.
According to new data from The Linux Foundation, Linux jobs are pretty much evenly divided between administrator and developer jobs. But, you won't go wrong if you focus on Android programming work.
The Linux Foundation has launched a jobs board.
US based software provider Novell laid off three percent of its workforce last week, according to CNET News. Ian Bruce, Novell's public relations director, confirmed that 100 to 130 jobs were cut by the Linux company, despite Linux jobs in the US being up by six percent since January.
Fourth-quarter sales stats show customers were happy to buy pricey, powerful Linux servers, with those machines winning jobs in high-performance computing and commercial workloads.
Hewlett-Packard took a major step Monday in trying to convince telecommunications companies to embrace Linux, releasing a software kit to let those companies develop phone software that runs on Linux servers. The Linux version of HP's popular Opencall SS7 product isn't yet finished, but a software-development kit, along with new telecommunications-specific Intel servers lets customers get started testing their software, said Martin Fink, general manager of HP's Linux Systems Operation. SS7, or Signaling System 7, handles tasks such as translating a toll-free 800 number that a person has dialed into a company's actual phone number and billing that company for the call. HP argues that Linux, a clone of Unix, is a cheaper alternative than the current Unix systems that prevail in SS7 jobs and that use more expensive hardware than the Intel-based servers HP now advocates. Opencall SS7 is used in more than 1,600 operations worldwide. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News
The 51 employees who lost their jobs in the latest round of layoffs at Caldera International include a programmer who helped lead a key part of the company's strategy of making its Linux and Unix operating systems work in the same way. Juergen G.
German Linux seller SuSE has laid off about 10 percent of its staff--approximately 50 people in several German locations--while promoting Chief Financial Officer Johannes Nussbickel to chief executive officer. Co-founder and former CEO Roland Dyroff will become a member of the supervisory board, the company said Friday.
The company, which is working to get its version of Linux established in devices such as set-tops and handhelds, lays off 13 percent of its work force, citing sluggish revenue growth.
Hammered by the slow economy, the once booming Linux company says it will exit the hardware business and cuts 153 jobs. It'll focus on software and other areas instead.
Linux distributor MandrakeSoft has lost CEO Henri Pool and CTO Jean-Loup Gailly, but denied allegations it was axing jobs.
The maker of servers and storage systems for theLinux OS reports a fiscal second-quarter loss of$13.4 million, or 28 cents per share, excludingspecial charges.
Apparently, Linux is getting down to business this year. Systems managers who used to ask how Linux crept in the back door now ask if they can get the server to run it through the front door.
The beer parties are over, it's time for Linux backers to get serious. With IBM/s help, the goal of this year's LinuxWorld is to show the world that the little OS is ready to handle the big jobs.
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