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Old 07-20-2005, 03:28 AM   #1
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future of linux

distro - redhat, fedora, Suse

I have been using Linux since 2 years. Right now, i am working as a "System Administrator" & looking after the linux server. Recently, i am getting eager to learn some other technology such as java or c++ or SAP or mainframe. But if i learn a new technology, i am sure, i will forget linux. So, i am in a very sensitive situation unable to decide what to pursue ?

why the thought of quitting linux came into my mind is that ...... In India, jobs on linux are very less. The salaries of Linux professionals are also not at par with programmers or any other technology professionals. So, i thought it is wise enough to post this issue on a linux forum so that i can get the best possible answer.

If we envision the future, where linux stands with how much scope & demand ? I just need your opinions. Ofcourse, its me who has to decide. but i want to know the pros and cons of linux. Should i stick to linux ? your valuable opinions will be very much worthy and appreciated at this end of the planet......
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Old 07-20-2005, 03:50 AM   #2
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Why can't you learn Java or C++ in Linux? You know, Java is cross-platform, so it does not really matter which platform you are using...
Old 08-11-2005, 05:57 AM   #3
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I think you have to reconsider the way you are partitioning skills and career opportunities.. You listed Linux, Java, C+, and SAP. First, when you speak of SAP, based on the other programming languages you listed, I am assuming you meant ABAP (not Basis). Which is SAP's propietary programming language. That being said, I think you are trying to compare developer jobs with system admin or OS admin jobs. I don't think this is a correct comparision.
I also think and agree with the previous post, that depending on the programming language you choose that they can compliment each other. For example, learning Java or C++ on Linux is a great way to get exposure to Linux and to learn a programming language. If you choose SAP (ABAP) then there is no compliment to Linux since the programming environment is completely contained within the SAP system and is completely OS/DB agnostic.

I hope this helps
Old 08-11-2005, 06:52 AM   #4
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Just a note: posting in green text really does not help readability.

As for Linux as a development platform, I'd say its scope is much more than Windows because of the sheer variety of developer tools and programming languages.

As for the market, India will see a rapid rise in Linux use. Just wait a while... it'll pick up.


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