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  • There 3 you can try. CentOS, Fedora and RedHat. All of these OS are based off of RedHat. I recommend leaving opensuse on the shelf.

    Answered by saqman2060
    3 years ago
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  • See, there r no of arguments in respect to ur query. Actually, today, almost all modern Linux distro has same capabilities. The Core architecture is same and all have more/less same command lines facility. So. it is not necessary to choose particular one distro to complete ur certs. Basically, CompTIA based on command line utilities and shell scrips. So, provide more time and practice on command line / shell scripts, which make ur confidence high. It is best way to follow the institutes's suggestions from where u get ur study or will take exams.
    Remember, If u r choosy, then go for Red Hat or SuSE Linux server. Both r very good OS and stable and fulfill ur criteria.

    Answered by rechil_colin
    3 years ago
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  • I suggest you both learn RPM and Debian based distros -- CentOS and Debian.

    Answered by carlex
    3 years ago
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  • Hello,
    I've got my cert last month for CompTIA.
    I've used Debian and (open)SuSE. I had the feeling that the server version from Novell (SLES) is the most representative for the example question I did. I did a selfstudy with de LPI book from Sybex.

    Good luck with it all.
    Regards, Paul

    Answered by paul-boskabouter
    3 years ago
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  • I am I guess being biased since I use Fedora, but as I just said, I would go with Fedora. Even if I wasn't using Fedora, I would recommended it for that purpose atleast. The reason I say that, there are many things that uses RedHat or Fedora for example on how to do things

    Answered by ndowens
    3 years ago
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  • I'm guessing the majority of professionally/corporate servers in this world are based on RedHat systems (RedHat, Fedora, CentOS). I believe it would be in your interest to make sure you are familiar with their architecture. There are some significant differences, such as differences in /etc/init.d in CentOS and not in ArchLinux, the locations of where certain conf files are placed.
    If you're comfortable with any Distro then you'll quickly adjust to any differences, but since this is for exam/testing, might as well give yourself the best opportunity possible.

    Answered by Zenettii
    3 years ago
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  • You could use any distro you like, that is a big point of using Linux, doing things the way you want. The certifications however (comptia, lpi etc) all seem to have a bias for RPM based systems so choosing one that uses RPM could be a good move :-)

    Answered by kerneldaemon
    3 years ago
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  • Well if you just want basic Linux knowledge I would start with Ubuntu or Linux Mint. Very user friendly.

    If your looking into an enterprise grade certificate then consider the RHCSA/RHCE and download either CentOS or Scientific Linux.

    If you learn how to use both Enterprise and Desktop distros you'll be set.

    Answered by tcurich
    3 years ago
    0 0
  • Linux is linux is linux. this is true but not at first. each distro has a goal in mind that it is setting out to achieve. Each has done this with relatively the same kernel, libraries and binaries. So you can do anything with any of them. That said it will be more difficult to do some stuff with one then another that is geared towards that goal.

    If you want to learn linux I would suggest slackware. It does very little for you so you have to do a lot for your self. It has a very active community and lots of helpful users, check out linuxquestions.org. When you get stuck pull out a "professional" distro and see how it does it then go back and do that in slackware. You will learn more this way. Once you get the hang of slackware then switching to Redhat will be a cake walk. You have to do everything the "hardway" in linux, once you understand it you will see how easy it is and the "easyway" won't seem so easy anymore.

    If your company uses Redhat then use Redhat. Scientific Linux is a redhat srpm distro, i didn't see it mentioned here, similiar to CentOS. Fedora is Redhat in beta stages but I have always had good results with it.

    Answered by stoggy
    3 years ago
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