>>>> "CKR" == CK Raju
> In my 10 years or whatever of scanning ads, I
think I must have
> seen exactly 3 that mentioned Linux and none that mentioned
> MySQL, PostgreSQL, gcc, Emacs or Apache. Admittedly I haven't
> been doing it
CKR> Well, ads always are not going to be the true indicator of
CKR> market demand, especially those appearing in the print media.
CKR> There are specific sites available on the net that go on to
CKR> show the market share of software tools. There are market
CKR> analysts doing the job. You should check out for news from
CKR> Gartner, IDC etc. For OS comparisons, you could check out
CKR> Things aren't exactly the way you think it to be.
I'd still stand by what I said in the context of teaching shops and
the demand for courses on Linux, Apache, free software, etc. in India.
Maybe there's a niche market for someone offering courses in free
software packages, but it's definitely not something that I expect the
NIIT's and IIIT's and Aptech's of the world to switch to in the near
future. Netcraft and Gartner have nothing to do with it.
Does anyone have figures on how many people sign up for NIIT's RHCE
course as opposed to their MCSE course, for example? I'd be surprised
if the ratio was greater than 1:100.
-- Also Raju
Raju Mathur raju(a)kandalaya.org http://kandalaya.org/
It is the mind that moves