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which distro for getting a job ?

PostPosted: 2007-06-12 12:44
by arnuld_aqua
i want to do a job as "OOAD and C++ expert on Linux platform". i know that for C++ distro does not matter but what about getting a job as a developer/programmer on Linux platform ?

In INDIA,(except for Windows), most job ads require "C++ with Linux/UNIX" (i notice, Linux is much higher in requirement). so which distro will be better for getting that type of job ?

Re: which distro for getting a job ?

PostPosted: 2007-06-12 13:17
by AgenT
arnuld_aqua wrote:i want to do a job as "OOAD and C++ expert on Linux platform". i know that for C++ distro does not matter but what about getting a job as a developer/programmer on Linux platform ?

In INDIA,(except for Windows), most job ads require "C++ with Linux/UNIX" (i notice, Linux is much higher in requirement). so which distro will be better for getting that type of job ?
It should not matter, but a distribution such as Debian would be a good choice because it uses mostly standard upstream packages. Same for Gentoo, etc. A few distributions (especially the commercial ones, except Red Hat I suppose) use modified software extensively. And for your job requirement, having advanced skills in GNU/Linux will not be required.

PostPosted: 2007-06-12 15:41
by jml
I would suggest learning two distros. I agree that Debian should be one of them because it is widely used for servers. And is a good clean distro without a lot of added fluff.

I would also suggest that you would benefit from learning Fedora/RHEL simply because it has quite a bit of mind share among corporations and IT departments. If I am not mistaken, there are also formal certifications a person can study and apply for in both Linux in general and RHEL in particular. Just my two cents worth.

Joe

PostPosted: 2007-06-13 00:36
by sinical
where i am unless you work for an isp, and u want linux work its all redhat / novell suse

PostPosted: 2007-06-13 02:18
by Dargor
from what i've heard money linux(red hat, novel suse) do stupid things, like rename libc6, which make compiling stuff shit hard.

PostPosted: 2007-06-13 02:43
by swirling_vortex
Mainly if you see Linux, they'll be corporate backed, which are usually Red Hat or Novell. I'd be familiar with RHEL (CentOS) and SuSE because businesses need some tech support to yell at when it (ever) goes down. :)