Archive | January 2015

Don’t Fear the Penguin

tuxIt was a slow news day today for Linux but a few tidbits stood out. First up is Danny Stieben with his article persuading prospects how easy Linux really is. Silviu Stahie said Ubuntu was spotted on Bill Gates’ Facebook page and Dan Goodin reported today that PHP could also be in danger from GHOST. And finally, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reviewed the results of this year’s Ubuntu Server and Cloud Survey.

Danny Stieben from MakeUseOf.com today wrote that some folks still may find it difficult to just take the leap the Linux. So he thought he’d try to ease the fears with his How to Get Over Your Fear of Failing at Linux. He begins by saying that the terminal has become optional these last years and that many window environments resemble Windows – especially Linux Mint. He said hardware and software support is "quite excellent" and that Linux doesn’t have to be installed to try it. He concluded by saying, "Nowadays it’s quite rare for someone not to be able to use Linux for technological reasons. People just have to overcome their fear."

Softpedia.com today reported on the buzz around the Internet that Bill Gates accidentally let Ubuntu be seen on his Facebook page. Silviu Stahie said:

The Internet is abuzz today after Bill Gates published an image on his Facebook page and a link towards his website with the text "15 years from now, most people in poor countries will be able to take classes online." It’s a sound goal and it’s perfectly doable, but in the image posted on Facebook the operating system is Ubuntu.

In the last few tidbits of the evening Dan Goodin wrote that GHOST "could haunt WordPress and PHP apps, too." Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reported on Canonical’s sixth annual Ubuntu Server and Cloud Survey today. And finally, Chris Hoffman today said the odds are stacking higher against the Steam Machine everyday.

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Forbes Report Rounds Up Top Cloud Companies to Work For

If you’re looking for work at a company focused on cloud computing, there are a lot of opportunties, including opportunities at firms with proprietary or open cloud platforms. Every year, Computer Reseller News does a roundup of the best cloud computing companies, and recently delivered The 100 Coolest Cloud Computing Vendors Of 2015. Meanwhile, Glassdor, a job and employment-focused website, does very thorough rankings of such companies, including evaluations of what the actual employees at the firms have to say.

Working with both the CRN rankings and the Glassdoor rankings, Forbes has compiled a list of not only the best cloud companies to work for, but the best CEOs at these companies. The full results are here, and you can get some of the findings in this post.

Here’s a snapshot of the absolute top companies according to the Forbes roundup:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Among top CEOs at cloud firms, the Forbes ranking found that these were the best ones:

– Jay Chaudhry, Zscaler, 97%

– David Ulevitch, OpenDNS, 97%

– Rodney J. Rogers, Virtustream, 96%

– Brian Halligan, HubSpot, 96%

– Lew Cirne, New Relic, 96%

It’s worth a look at the complete rankings, and one thing that is definitely clear after looking at them is that opportunity abounds on the cloud scene. 

 

 

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The Linux Foundation Offers a Self-Paced SysAdmin Course

This has been a banner week for new online technology coursework that you can flex to fit to your schedule. We’ve covered some new, free and on-demand Hadoop courses that you can take through MapR, and now The Linux Foundation is serving up a SysAdmin offering that is designed to respect your time.

The Linux Foundation has announced the launch of its new self-paced Essentials of System Administration course (LFS201), which comes bundled with a Linux Foundation Certified System Administrator exam. The full schedule of all 2015 Linux Foundation training courses is also now available.

The LFS201 course has actually been available previously as an instructor-led course in person or online, but will also now be offered online as a self-paced course. The Linux Foundation claims that the course provides all the knowledge and skills necessary to become certified and to succeed in a career as a Linux SysAdmin. The Linux Foundation Certified SysAdmin and Linux Foundation Certified Engineer exams were introduced just last year. For more information or to register for the self-paced Essentials of Systems Administration course, you can visit: http://ift.tt/1zbryDU

We’ve reported before on how valuable Linux skills are in the current job market, and cloud computing skills are also valued highly, where many new cloud deployments are taking place on top of Linux.

The Linux Jobs Report, year after year, shows demand for Linux professionals growing while hiring managers struggle to find enough talent to support open positions. According to The Linux Foundation, over the last year 300,000 students signed up for the free Introduction to Linux Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) created by The Linux Foundation and offered through the edX platform.

Last year, The Linux Foundation ran an interesting interview with Dice.com’s Alice Hill, where she noted:

"Linux is firmly at the core of software development and system administration and still growing. We have seen demand in areas like mobile and cloud take off, but Linux-related jobs are a consistent leader. In fact, Linux job postings on Dice.com are up 17 percent year/year and is one of the top 10 most requested skills…It’s not a surprise to us that Linux talent is in demand, but what is surprising is the fact that 85 percent of companies report having difficulty finding qualified Linux professionals. That’s substantial. Linux is a core skill and employers understand this. Now tech professionals need to recognize the opportunity and join this community."

 

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How To Install WordPress In Ubuntu 14.10

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How To Configure Sftp With Chroot In RHEL And CentOS 7

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Linux Basics: How To Install CentOS 7 On Your Machine

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