Must have knowledge of Linux/Unix

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Must have knowledge of Linux/Unix

Post by Jbraithwaite on Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:38 am
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See it in job adverts more and more in IT these days. Partly I reckon that it's put in there to scare folk off. Anytime I've installed Linux It's been fairly easy to use. I put it akin to using MacOS to be honest.

So what's the big deal? ( I actually prefer Linux to Windows these days)

What should an IT professional be learning to do on Linux? I can do my job on Windows clients and servers mostly without needing to use PowerShell so what is so special about the Linux OS that folk say you need experience in?

Installed Ubuntu 12 on my secondary laptop last night after install of SSD, and it was pretty straight forward. I browsed around the OS and the GUI is pretty straightforward Linux tbh. I reckon it's saving grace is command line based?

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Re: Must have knowledge of Linux/Unix

Post by pretentious on Wed Nov 11, 2015 11:50 pm
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Jbraithwaite wrote:I reckon that it's put in there to scare folk off

Yeah, let's be honest ;)
I wrote and deleted a lot of stuff from my post, I don't even know if it will make sense. I'll just say IMO
unix is a more customizable OS but requires more knowledge of the underlying workings
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Re: Must have knowledge of Linux/Unix

Post by Jbraithwaite on Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:35 am
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After digging more and more yesterday, I do realise why it's used in server environments. I'd use it myself if my boss wasn't such a Windows fag. Don't understand it thus we're not using it.

I have Ubuntu on my laptop and I installed Kali in VirtualBox on my main laptop last night. I bought a few books on Amazon,

Gray Hat Hacking - The Ethical Hackers handbook 4th edition
Black Hat Python: Python Programming for Hackers and Pentesters.

Both books seem very useful and I suspect my experience of Linux distros to sky rocket over the coming months.
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Re: Must have knowledge of Linux/Unix

Post by pretentious on Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:05 am
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Jbraithwaite wrote:After digging more and more yesterday, I do realise why it's used in server environments. I'd use it myself if my boss wasn't such a Windows fag. Don't understand it thus we're not using it.

This is what I was going to say but, looking for a job myself, I'm trying to be open minded haha
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Re: Must have knowledge of Linux/Unix

Post by Jbraithwaite on Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:47 am
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Linux is next on my list. Ditched Windows for MacOS for the last two years. Windows 10 is pretty straightforward. I don't want to be that guy that says Linux is a dead OS because of compatibility issues just because I don't understand it. In today's market you can't afford to be single minded in Windows.
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