> I am mcse certified, I am tired of microsoft product changes and would like
> to learn unix,
> Is it easier to learn linux and which variant or better to learn sun solaris
> 2.7 ?
> How much do I need to know to become a junior unix admin here in houston ?
> I would appreciate any suggestions or ideas
I bs'ed my way into a junior unix admin job and was forced to learn
Solaris 2.6 and Red Hat linux in a hurry. My opinion is that Red Hat
has become a little too fancy and is hiding all of the great thing about
*nix behind guis that aren't all that great, so I pretty much work out
of a buch of term windows even though there are guis that I could just
click on to get the same info. I have heard good things about Debian
from some other Linuxheads that I work with, but have not tried it yet.
Solaris is a more secure OS in a network environment, and probably
carries a little more clout on a resume, don't ask me why. I found that
most of the commands and utilities that I use are similar between the
two, the binaries and config files are just stored in different
directories. If you know one *nix, then the adjustment time to move to
a new flavor of *nix is generally very short.
Load linux at home, there is tons of free sofware and documentation out