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Microsoft's Actions Against Nokia Help Google Recruit GNU/Linux Talent in Finland

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Summary: Many GNU/Linux job openings are coming to Finland after Microsoft pretty much killed Nokia

System administration is a massively-expanding area of employment for GNU/Linux professionals. My wife and I partly work in this area and Linux Journal has just dedicated a whole issue to it [1]. Powerful systems can be built using relatively basic UNIX/Linux skills [2]. Google, noticing that a lot of huge talent left Nokia after Microsoft entryism, sets up datacentres there [3-5]. Finland, the home country of Linux, has suffered more than enough from Microsoft. It's time for it to get its revenge by liaising with Microsoft's worst corporate nightmare, Google.



Google is known for its high wages and I should know about it because Google approached me regarding employment thrice in the past. Google competes with malicious companies like Amazon which pay Microsoft for GNU/Linux (patents). They have some powerful features [6], but we still urge people to boycott Amazon for a lot of reasons. Amazon is still quite Microsoft-centric and it shouldn't be shocking because Microsoft is a next-door neighbout and many 'former' Microsoft managers are now managers at Amazon. As part of my job I work with Amazon every now and then and Rackspace is far better in every way (for so-called 'cloud' hosting). Unlike Google, Rackspace is actually doing something about software patents. As for Google, there are many issues with it; it's hard to recommend it and the next post will say more.

Related/contextual items from the news:



  1. November 2013 Issue of Linux Journal: System Administration


  2. Building An Effective And Cheap Redundant Structure For My Servers


  3. Google to step up investment in Finnish data center, sources say


  4. Google to expand Finnish data centre
  5. Google to spend another 450 mn euros on Finnish data centre


  6. Working with Amazon AWS EC2: Ephemeral disks




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