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A lot of companies are requesting Linux and Unix experience. I'm still in graduate school and my curriculum lightly touches on Linux boxes. What is a popular Linux distro and UNIX that big name companies (fortune 500 like) would use? I want to install it and learn how to use it. Also where's a good place for someone who has never touched Unix and has only used Ubuntu for everyday activities like internet (no command line stuff done).
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Just pick whatever you feel comfortable with and start learning. Command line isn't going to change (much) from distro to distro. And barely changes between Unix/Linux, so pick one and just start learning.
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Just pick whatever you feel comfortable with and start learning. Command line isn't going to change (much) from distro to distro. And barely changes between Unix/Linux, so pick one and just start learning.

To be fair, the parameters for stock commands (eg ps) can change quite a bit between UNIXs, never mind from Linux to UNIX. Plus BSD's configuration is very different to SysV (which most Linux's tend to model themselves after). So I do think it's probably work installing a FreeBSD or OpenBSD VM to play with.

@matty0610:
in terms of Linux experience - things don't tend to change much between the Debians / RPM distros. Maybe perhaps install a Redhat-derived and/or OpenSuse distro to give a little exposure to there. I wouldn't say it's necessary, but if you want to feel confident during the interview process then it costs you nothing but a little time spent to install those variants. So the choice is yours really.

I know when I was job hunting, I ran a CentOS web server just to keep my Redhat skills up to par (I already ran a number of BSD and Arch systems at home, but hadn't used Redhat for a little while). It turns out the job I applied for and eventually got didn't use any Redhat - however I'm not sure I'd have felt as confident at the interview had I not varied my usage a little. I personally believe that you can't over-prepare when job hunting - however (and as i said before) I wouldn't say you'd need do so either. So it's really up to you and how confident / prepared you feel.

Good luck with the job hunting though mate smile.gif
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CentOS is like the free enterprise distro. However, pick what you want, it doesn't really matter as long as it is a well developed distribution. Debian is a great base to start because a lot of distributions are based off it, and it is extremely stable.
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