>> > I have been thinking about why the winvocates are so, um so, well,
>> > just plain pitiful lately. I think I may have a reason. They are
>> > starting to see MS tech jobs go away. A link posted earlier
>> > http://news.com.com/2100-1001-956496.html gave me the clue I needed
>> > to figure it out.
>> > It states that 37% of the companies already had or were planing to
>> > install Linux servers. It goes on to state that of those who
>> > recently purchased new Linux servers 31% were _replacing_ Windows
>> > systems. This indicates that Windows is being replaced in as many as
>> > 10% of all the companies. 10% 0f the companies dumping windows...
>> > That's a lot of Windows rebooters who's jobs are at risk. They MUST
>> > be on the verge of PANIC. Ether they try to compete with other
>> > Windows rebooters in a shrinking number of companies or they try to
>> > learn Linux. What a sight.
>> While I agree with you that MS-Windows tech jobs are certainly
>> shrinking (and lets face facts, they have nowhere to go but down), I
>> think they are so pitiful is just because they can be. ;)
>> Seriously, I think you've got a pretty good theory going :)
> Maybe they are just bored and jerks naturally. I think you should head
> over to Monster and search for jobs based on Unix, Linux and then Windows.
> The Windows job market may be shrinking a bit (all those companies still
> have Windows on the desktop), but that's like saying that we'll have 10%
> less banana's world-wide next year. You'll still be able to go to any
> grocery store and buy some.
Start conditions: 1000 Windows Jobs, 1000 MCSE's. 10 Linux Jobs, 10 Linux
After 1 year, a 1% drop in Windows jobs means 990 windows jobs. A
corresponsing 1% increase in the pool of MCSE's means 1010, more than there
are jobs for.
If those 10 Windows jobs disappeared to become 10 Linux jobs, then there
are 20 jobs with only 10 people to fill them.
Given the numbers, which would you rather be shooting for, one of the 10
Linux jobs, with little competition, or one of the 990 Windows jobs, with
1010 other "qualified" people fighting you for it?
Linux, the more you learn, the more you love