When are human resources (HR) people going to realize that most Linux folk are not Microsoft fanatics nor Microsoft serfs? The true Linux guru will most likely be able to use Word just fine, if he has it at all. Sure, he can pull up his resume’ written with LaTeX or OpenOffice.org and Save as Word format. I know this. But is it not showing foul ignorance and grotesque insensitivity on the part of these HR people to insist on Word format? There are so many open and pseudo-open standards to use, why ask for a closed, moving target like Microsoft Word format? It can be seen as, and has been seen as, an insult to the person with hard earned GNU/Linux skills.
If you’re not beginning to think green, you’re a release behind. In today’s world you have to think green. But how do you do that without installing a roof of solar panels? If you are using (or thinking of using) Linux, you’re one step ahead of the competition.
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