When I was recently in the market for a desk, a popular app led me to a nice used one nearby and a new friendship with its previous owner, a recent college grad working in the tech industry who knew little to nothing about Linux.

Not that he wasn’t curious or alone. I’ve met many enthusiastic young tech workers like him over the years, most with degrees from major universities like his in North Carolina, who emerged with nothing but Windows experience. It’s not that Windows is bad, it’s just that today’s modern world is powered by Linux and companies are hungry for tech workers who understand it.

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