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Money And OpenSourse Programming

zxeem's picture


I am a student in FCIS - faculty of computers and information sciences - Ain shams Univ.

In our Collage we study C# as the main programming Lang. That is good .. But I like Linux .. and started learning programming on it . but a thought came to my brain ! !! !!

In C#, I Would be able to earn Money . even while my studing time !!!! but underlinux programming . How would i earn the money !!??

NOTE: Programming will be my job ...

Hope any one to solve this problem for me and help me to know what to do !!


Alaa's picture

look around you

there are more GNU/Linux programming jobs than there are people to fill it, look around you in our forum, search the web for job adds look at mailiong lists there are many GNU/Linux programming jobs.

and they cover it all, from C/C++ on the application level to Java and PHP, hell I even saw a couple fo python and perl jobs.


"i`m feeling for the 2nd time like alice in wonderland reading el wafd"

I guess what u mean is that i

I guess what u mean is that if u develop OSS, how can you gaim money from it? (The same question was raised by someone in the FOSS conference as I recall). I think it's good for u to read this article.

"There are 10 kinds of people, those who understand binary, and those who don't."

Tw33Ty's picture

Will if r a taking about linu

Will if r a taking about linux programming business here in egypt i think u should look for Web Developing (PHP, Perl, Java, and even C#,

and there alot of resources about using .Net under linux, what u have to is to take a look on it and test it and for

Second about linux Business in egypt Programming: linux is not the main OS here in egypt so if u r going to program under linux u should to look to all ur stuff under linux and porting u r program to linux and i think this will waste ur time NOTE: if u r a web developer u will not need to port ur program

Networking: if u take a general view on network business here in egypt u will find that any one have MCSE should have a work "not testking MCSE" and linux/Unix will be a plus to ur CV, that a general view but there is alot of jops for linux only just keep looking and u will find

zxeem's picture

I mean Working online

What I actually mean ,, is working online ?? Like ,,

I am still a student so no company will agree to emplyee 18 years old student with almost no experience !!

and ,, If i became a prof in Linux c/c++ and Java programming !! How can i find work ,, quickly and where ? in Egypt or OUTSIDE ?? or on net ??

and who may or can or will help me !!!?????

note: I can use Linux FC3 very well & using RedHat from 4 years !!

So i won't face any problem in changing from windows to linux .. my only problem is how to build my future !!

Hope u reply .. I am tring to determin my WAY from now and confused !!!!! ========================================

Intilligence + Knowledge = Power. Zxeem*

Ya 3am Don't worry 3ala el sh

Ya 3am Don't worry 3ala el sho3'l.

zxeem's picture

Thanks Alot

Thanks Every One!! I think after this year in collage i will turn into java with linux ( to work ) and c/C++ ( for me :D )

Thanks Again,

Intilligence + Knowledge = Power. Zxeem*

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