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Didn't any of you ever watch The Matrix? Knowing Linux, as we saw, is a crucial skill in fighting the machines.
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post #112 of 117
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Originally Posted by Versa View Post
Of course this is purely ignorant, but why learn Linux?
Is it something that could be possible for in a career for software development or hardware? Is it just for having fun learning another OS? Would it be beneficial for me to learn since I am aiming for a career in CCIE and CISSP certifications or anything Oracle database?

Please enlighten me as I have an interest in Linux.
While I have read 90% of the thread, here would be about the only reason I would suggest learning Linux. To know how to run that OS if your job or the job you are looking at utilizes it on it's desktops.
The organizations that do run Linux and any in a secure environment would be RedHat.

While true Cisco IOS is based off of bsd it is in no way remotely close to what current bsd is. That would be like saying Solaris, HP UNIX and Linux are all the same.
Also why on earth are you going for the certs you mentioned? (I mean the combination)
Those are 3 different fields.
Networking
Security
Database

Granted security or CISSP is associated with all, the CISSP only is about 20% IT related specifically.

As one that has the CISSP and CCIE R&S written completed, I can tell you that the 2 certs have nothing to do with each other directly job related. In other words you wont need both unless you just want your skillset that much wider. The only reason it could be beneficial is some Gov positions/contracts require the CISSP tho it is not used injunction with the networking certs. I can also say that if it had not been for certain directives I would have not bothered with the CISSP at all.
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Linux is the most common OS for servers. If you want to work on servers, you probably need some Linux experience.
I am sorry to say that Linux is not the most common OS for Servers. If you had stated Unix in general I would tend to agree.
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Originally Posted by Miki View Post
This.

Plus it's fun to try out, I have used Linux in the past and I may again in the future, I like it. c:
I know AIX and Solaris... However, my boss has given me the go-ahead in researching Linux.

My company has 30K employees and thousands of servers but only one other group is running Linux. I get to select the hardware (5-6 figure budget) and build caluclation servers.... maybe a cluster, maybe CUDA servers.

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I am sorry to say that Linux is not the most common OS for Servers. If you had stated Unix in general I would tend to agree.
It actually depends on which statistical source you want to use.

However, if you routers and embedded devices which are dedicated computers (servers)... the Linux would probably win.
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Linux is widespread enough that its pretty much essential to at least know your way around.

Besides courseware and training etc, I'd suggest building an LFS or two while reading the docs(don't just copy paste). It tries to illustrate building a generic Linux system without relying on distro specific tools, gives a good overview on how things fit together.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
I know AIX and Solaris... However, my boss has given me the go-ahead in researching Linux.

My company has 30K employees and thousands of servers but only one other group is running Linux. I get to select the hardware (5-6 figure budget) and build caluclation servers.... maybe a cluster, maybe CUDA servers.


It actually depends on which statistical source you want to use.

However, if you routers and embedded devices which are dedicated computers (servers)... the Linux would probably win.
For the OP tho, he directly stated he was working on Cisco Certs. Regardless in the networking field I have not seen a shop in the 15 years of networking that has ever bough a server to run a router on. The most common are Cisco, Juniper, Brocade (Foundry), and F4. Each of which has their own version of IOS, Although they are is unix based and the severely modified, it is no where close to Linux.
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Didn't any of you ever watch The Matrix? Knowing Linux, as we saw, is a crucial skill in fighting the machines.
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