Linux Jobs Today: A Special Report

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Just as the Linux operating system has matured and blossomed since creator Linus Torvalds first released it in 1991 -- expanding beyond mainframes and desktops into smartphones, cars, in-flight entertainment systems, the International Space Station and even crockpots, to name just a few examples -- so, too, have Linux jobs.

"Fifteen years ago, if you wanted to get paid for working on Linux, there were just a handful of companies you might join” and most Linux jobs were programming-related, Kerry Kim, SUSE’s director of solution marketing, told Linux.com.“Today, there are literally thousands, and most are not your traditional Linux distributors. This is likely due to the maturity of Linux, its proven efficacy and its pervasiveness in Internet-connected devices and systems.

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