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What's the average age of a Linux sysadmin?

This poll attempts to answer a question posed by one of our community members
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How old are you?

1909 votes tallied
18-25
199 votes
26-35
450 votes
36-45
622 votes
46-55
416 votes
55+
222 votes

There's probably no question that causes some people as much anxiety as the "How old are you?" query. Age can be used in many ways—some negative and some positive. Our poll question came from a community member—one of you. It's a good question. What is the average age of an Enable Sysadmin reader? Do you have any guesses? The poll is open and non-identifying, which means that everyone can see the results but no individual participant can be identified from the poll results.

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I'm not great at guessing someone's age. I've seen carnival attractions where there is an attempt to guess people's ages and weights. I've never participated in those but I've watched and the results are mixed. Most people I've observed who participate just laugh about it and go on to their fried food on a stick and giant lemonades.

I think it will be interesting to see what the age range of our sysadmin readers is. I don't expect to draw any significant conclusions from the information. But I think our community member who asked the question will be pleased to see your answers. Thank you for your participation. And, yes, I'm going to participate too.

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Ken Hess

Ken has used Red Hat Linux since 1996 and has written ebooks, whitepapers, actual books, thousands of exam review questions, and hundreds of articles on open source and other topics. Ken also has 20+ years of experience as an enterprise sysadmin with Unix, Linux, Windows, and Virtualization. More about me

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