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Distribution: Lots of distros in the past, now Linux Mint
Linux jobs are a little like PC jobs in the early 80's. Great if you had one, they paid well, etc. Unfortunately, most of the time, to get a linux job, you have to create one. Most MS'ers aren't going to take your idea to install linux lying down (it makes them look bad not to know anything about linux when you do, like the old mainframers fighting pcs, but on a much more critical scale).
For now, it's probably best to be a microslave with a "hidden agenda", unless you're lucky enough to have a boss that worships your computer ability. (Just make sure you can back it up!) For the rest of IT personnel, suggesting Mozilla, Openoffice, and other OSS products is a great way to open people's minds.
That is exactly what I did, I have pretty much created my linux position, I came to work as a pc repair guy and then started with one server and my linux workstation, it worked so well that I got to do a second server, and now we are in the proccess of replacing all the windows servers with linux servers. And the more we do with linux the more stable it becomes, just be careful don't sell something you can't do. You don't want to tell everyone to switch everything to linux and then not be able to do it, it will make you and linux look bad and you probably won't get another chance.
I build people systems every so often and i am considering using linux for the next one i build, but i dont want to end up getting called every 5 minutes asking how do i do this. It kinda depends on the person and what they are gonna do with it. It would be cool to introduce someone that is a M$ slave to Linux.
sysadmin, tons of jobs dealing with server admin'ing.
programming, developing, configuring file, mail, ftp, and webservers for a big company. The way i see it, there are lots of potential implementations of linux possible, but all the webhosts already have their linux gurus's
Starting a small company would be a nice shot. Make it portable stuff that can run multiplatform. If you make something good, make it for a nice price, otherwise let it be free until you make it good enough. In the future, if you are succeed, charge all Windows users really high, but let the stuff free to Linux users, or way cheaper... I'd really like to do that
There is lots of Linux stuff out there. A lot of companies on these boards are looking for people port existing solutions to Linux or help create solutions for Linux. One problem though is that they don't have anyone experianced with Linux so they're looking for project leads. I think it's safe to say you'd better know what you're talking about if apply for those positions.
I thought it was cool that both nvidia and macromedia are looking for more developers to tinker with their Linux products.