Brand New Exposure
Niel & Brad;
What sort of a future developements can one expect for Linux since
I'm in my late 40's why should I go for learning the Linux Kernel for my
Is the demand for linux going to be that strong??
Steven M. Snyder
Re: Brand New Exposure
Steven M. Snyder <Satman@> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> Niel & Brad;
That's "Neil and Rick"
> What sort of a future developements can one expect for Linux since
> I'm in my late 40's why should I go for learning the Linux Kernel for my
> programming projects?
It's useful to remember that Linux and UNIX are quite closely related.
Any experience with Linux would be very useful in a UNIX environment.
Some companies and academic institutions use Linux as a cost-effective
way to teach UNIX application programming, system administration and
systems programming. It's much easier to give each student their own
machine with no license fee than risk them breaking a shared server.
Personally we find that we don't often need to know much about the
way the Linux kernel operates, just enough to be able to build our
own kernels and modules. BLP has a chapter on kernel device drivers
which most folk will probably find is all they'll need to know when
writing their own Linux applications.
> Is the demand for linux going to be that strong??
We recently saw a story on ZDNet that predicts an annual growth
rate of 25% for Linux, so that'll be "yes" then
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