"Training providers should be preparing themselves for an upcoming Linux "gold rush", says Auckland-based open source proponent Igor Portugal.
The comment comes as training provider Ames moves to provide Linux courses for up to 800 students a year. It wants to cash in on what it says is an impending "boom".
Portugal, interim chairman of the New Zealand Open Source Society, says many organisations are looking at using Linux as an operating system, both at server and desktop level. But a lack of Linux skills is hampering its take-up."