With the official retirement of Windows XP, the release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and surprisingly healthy software and gaming ecosystems (yay, Steam!), there has never been a better time to switch to Linux. Linux will also run very well on any old, Windows XP-era hardware that you might still be using, too — and if you’re anxious that you’ll be filled with switchers remorse after nuking your Windows installation, don’t worry: dual-booting is a cinch as well, extremetech reported.
So I have a few questions about this.
I'm currently 25 years old, and live in the U.S. I've loved working on computers for a long time now, probably ever since I was in elementary school. But to this day, I have yet to get a tech related job. I'm wondering now, Is there any sort of unspoken age cut-off where employers stop paying attention to you? Am I "too old" to start a career in this field? This might seem like a silly question, But I only ask because Iv'e seen this in other fields. (unfortunately)
Secondly, due to my lack of personal transportation, I can't get around very easily. I'm wondering if there are companies out there that provide at-home administration jobs via the web. Iv'e seen tech support jobs work like this.
I'm pretty eager to get into a Linux based career.
Thanks for any input.submitted by RedYellowBlueBlast
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Reddit: What's the current state of Linux speech recognition for making apps like OK Google or Siri for the computer?
I did some poking around and couldn't really find anything. Is there an easy package to install in Linux (deb) that could give me the ability to write a Python or NodeJS script for listening to the microphone and executing pre-programmed commands? If there are some articles online a link would be perfect.submitted by Buckwheat469
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