Retool your Linux skills for commercial UNIX

Years ago, when I went to college, I was first exposed to Unix, actually HP-UX, and then later, in my first job, Solaris, I realize how lucky I was getting trained in the commercial UNIX distributions. Linux was yet to be a twinkle in Linus’ eye, …

Years ago, when I went to college, I was first exposed to Unix, actually HP-UX, and then later, in my first job, Solaris, I realize how lucky I was getting trained in the commercial UNIX distributions. Linux was yet to be a twinkle in Linus’ eye, although I’d been using (and selling) BSDI for a while by the time I started the new job. Today, many individuals learn Linux, either at home or at work, but what happens if want to use those skills within a commercial Unix environment? There are differences between Linux and Unix, from the basic tools, to the support applications and built-in systems, even to the way you startup and shutdown the system. My new tutorial, Retool your Linux skills for commercial UNIX covers the main differences so that you get up to speed on a commercial Unix platform using the techniques you already know from Linux. Here’s the intro and outline:

The Linux operating system is based on the same principles as the UNIX operating system, and many of the principles that are familiar to a Linux operator are also familiar to a UNIX operator.There are, however, minor differences, and it is understanding those differences that help you migrate your skills and abilities from Linux into a commercial UNIX environment. In this tutorial, you are going to look at the basics and history of Linux and UNIX to understand where the similarities lie, and then you’ll take a closer look at specific commands, functionality, and the abilities that are different between the Linux operating system and the commercial UNIX variants. This tutorial includes tips, alternative tools, and utilities that you can use to provide similar, or identical, functionality to the Linux commands.Topics included in this tutorial cover:

  • Basic environment and principles
  • Booting and shutting down
  • Security and authentication
  • File system and device management

Read Retool your Linux skills for commercial UNIX.