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Linux Jobs Report: Linux Pros Work For the Love of Linux, Cutting-Edge Tech

By: Bryan Lunduke

February 20, 2014 6:24 am

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Linux professionals are well paid and highly sought after by job recruiters, but that’s not why they chose their careers. They are motivated by their love of Linux and working with the latest, cutting edge technology, according to the annual and Linux Foundation Linux Jobs Report released today.

Fifty-one percent of the more than 4,000 Linux professionals surveyed for the report said they are motivated by their passion for Linux, while 64 percent said they chose Linux because it’s so pervasive. Only 17 percent listed money as the No. 1 reason they chose Linux careers.

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