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Vickey singh Verma
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Hello everyone
I am hungry for knowledge in any field but at the same time I think that it's is necessary to take right decisions at right time. I'm learning Advance java almost on verge of completing it, I head about Linux (Red hat course) and looks tempting but also puts me in a confused state as people say it comes under networking category. I want to have a bright future and not be stranded in two field.

So any I.T(Information Technology) guru out there please suggest me whether doing Red hat would be good for me or not.
Joe Ess
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Do you have a course number or link so we can tell what you are talking about?


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Vickey singh Verma
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Thanks for replying but I'm not doing that course from any institute but from a Sir. The course will include RH033 and RH133 Red Hat certification course.
Joe Ess
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The description of RH033 is:
An introduction to fundamental end-user and administrative tools in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, designed for students with little or no command-line Linux or UNIX experience.

And the description of RH133 is:
For users of Linux (or UNIX) who want to start building skills in systems administration on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, to a level where they can attach and configure a workstation on an existing network.

They sound like a great introduction to Linux, but they really don't have anything to do with Java.
There are courses available that deal with JBoss. If you want to gain Java-specific skills, those may be what you want.
Sagar Kale
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For a Java developer who does not know unix/linux, which is better to learn Fedora or RedHat enterprise linux ?
Deepak Bala
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Sagar Kale wrote:For a Java developer who does not know unix/linux, which is better to learn Fedora or RedHat enterprise linux ?


It really depends on what you use at your work place. If you want to learn linux in general, Manriva, Ubuntu, SUSE are good places to start.


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Eric Lemaitre
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Hi,

Sagar Kale wrote:For a Java developer who does not know unix/linux, which is better to learn Fedora or RedHat enterprise linux ?


Fedora IS a free version of commercial RedHat enterprise linux, so this is not a real point (when it comes to simply get acquainted at least), Fedora is good enough and completely similar to the commercial version, so Fedora is the right choice for you.

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Eric Lemaitre
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Hi,

Vickey singh Verma wrote:I'm learning Advance java almost on verge of completing it, I head about Linux (Red hat course) and looks tempting but also puts me in a confused state as people say it comes under networking category. I want to have a bright future and not be stranded in two field.


Without offense, this sounds like a silly point: even when you are a developer nowadays you MUST have at least a basic knowledge (doesn't need to be expert at all) of database+OS+networking anyway, so if you include development itself and one business field knowledge at least, ANY developer has to handle more or less 5 fields anyway, with basic knowledge in some (quite enough) and solid knowledge in his core value (must be development at least, of course, if you are a developer).

IMHO only real high end experts like Cisco CCIE can afford not to have a multi-disciplinary knowledge nowadays, although even these must have likely some OS knowledge as well in practice.

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Joe Ess
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Eric Lemaitre wrote:
Fedora IS a free version of commercial RedHat enterprise linux,


RHEL and Fedora are very different distributions. Fedora is a desktop oriented, community supported, bleeding edge distribution. RHEL, on the other hand, is a commercial, fully supported, server-oriented operating system.
Red Hat uses Fedora as a testing platform for packages destined for RHEL, but Fedora is not a "free version" of RHEL.
Since most of the software in RHEL is open-source, there are many distributions based on the RHEL source. CentOS is probably the best known. If one wanted to play with a Linux distribution close to RHEL, CentOS would be a much better choice than Fedora.
Sagar Kale
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Thanks for guidance.
Is it possible to install CentOS as guest on VMWare which has Windows XP as host?
Joe Ess
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CentOS is available from the VMWare Virtual Appliance Marketplace, so I'd say 'yes'.
Oscar Costa
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Hello!

In the company I'm working, we use JavaEE and Red Hat Linux at the developer's workstations...
Actualy, I prefer Ubuntu because his practicity...

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Sagar Kale
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I have VMware workstation 6.0 on Windows XP host. I have installed Ubuntu 8.1 guest on it. But I can not install VMware tools on Ubuntu guest because of new kernel. I think this is more of linux VMWare question, I don't know if it is ok to disucuss in job discussion.
I can not share files between windows and linux. I have not tried dual boot because I have never installed any linux, and scared if crashes and I loose data. I can create rescue disk, but I am not taking risk, this is why I prefer to use VMWare.
Joe Ess
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Yea, this conversation has strayed away from the "jobs" topic. I've moved the relevant parts to our Linux/Unix forum.
I've had success installing VMWare tools on Ubuntu using this procedure. I think the trick is having the correct version of kernel source.
 
 
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