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Please recomment some Solaris/Unix/Linux self-paced video training

By iExist ·
It happened quicklier than I expected, the CIO said "We have a system running on Solaris, learn Unix". So here I am.

First of all, where do I start?
I got some advice on Linux, what about Solaris?
From what I read Solaris is a Unix flavor. So I assume I should learn Unix and then get into the Solaris unique features. Or maybe I should go for Linux training since it's also a Unix flavor?

What training path would you prupose?

Also please recommend a good video self-paced training (I am big on CBT, learned a lot through that).


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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Please recomment some Sol ...

Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:;content

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Solaris is a Flavor of Unix.Where as Linux is a Unix Like System that was developed as a alternative to Unix. If you have to administer a Solaris System you'll need to Learn Solaris Unix so I would look at Solaris as the first alternative.

However saying that most Unix Commands are the same and most are used in the Linux Environment. For that matter even quite a few Windows Commands will work in Unix or Unix Commands will work in Windows. I've lost count of the number of times I've typed a Unix command into a Windows System and got some sort of response. The same applies the other way too.


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