So are you looking for a job? Linux seems to be on a steady growth. The server industry grows to $12.6 Billion according to Server Market which means the demand for Linux Administrators will grow as well. IBM, HP and Dell has majority of the server market and are continuing to grow. With the market still favoring Linux as the OS of choice, the demand for Linux Administrators will increase as well. If you’re inclined to learn Linux, you should start now. Command line is easier than it looks and with everything on the internet these days, you can learn online for little next to nothing. It just takes practices and memorization to be comfortable in my opinion. Salary for the Linux positions typically range between 60-100k per year making it a great job for those who likes Linux (according to indeed). Don’t wait till the market is saturated with Linux Administrators, start learning today so you have the potential to land a Linux position.
Folks, get ready for the Future of CentOS with their new release of version 7.0. For the first time, CentOS offers a transition update from 6.5 to 7 which was not the case with prior releases. Here are some of the noticeable changes.
- Kernel updated to 3.10.0
- Support for Linux Containers
- Open VMware Tools and 3D graphics drivers out of the box
- OpenJDK-7 as default JDK
- In Place Upgrade from 6.5 to 7.0 (as already mentioned)
- LVM-snapshots with ext4 and XFS
- Switch to systemd, firewalld and GRUB2
- XFS as default file system
- iSCSI and FCoE in kernel space
- Support for PTPv2
- Support for 40G Ethernet Cards
- Supports installations in UEFI Secure Boot mode on compatible hardware
With new releases, theres always bugs and fixes to come so we suggest using this in a test environment to ensure its stable before putting it in production.
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