CentOS or Ubuntu? Which to practice on for Linux+

RedGaiterRedGaiter ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 83Member ■■□□□□□□□□
I'm currently studying for Linux+, and was wondering if I should be practicing on Ubuntu or CentOS? I do want to continue on to RHCSA and RCHE afterwards, but my work uses some Ubuntu servers.

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  • BryzeyBryzey Posts: 260Member
    Both. Linux+ is vendor neutral and will have questions on both rpm/yum and dpkg/apt

    If you want to move into red hat then mostly use your centos vm but make sure you cover the debian based exam objectives in ubuntu or another debian derivative as well
  • CyberfiSecurityCyberfiSecurity Posts: 184Member
    RedGaiter wrote: »
    I'm currently studying for Linux+, and was wondering if I should be practicing on Ubuntu or CentOS? I do want to continue on to RHCSA and RCHE afterwards, but my work uses some Ubuntu servers.

    If you want to go RHCSA and RCHE, then I would recommend CentOS and Fedora. In fact, RHCSA and RCHE have more valuable than Linux+ and LPIC. You should go straight to RHCSA instead Linux+, but hat is my recommendation the decision is your base on your comfort level.
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  • RedGaiterRedGaiter ■■□□□□□□□□ Posts: 83Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I will install both CentOS and Ubuntu VMs on my computer so I can get used to both. I definitely want to continue on to RHCSA and RHCE afterwards, so I'll make sure I run mostly CentOS at home.

    In regards to CyberfiSecurity's comment about going straight into RHCSA. I don't feel comfortable enough to do that just yet, so I'm gonna power through Linux+ studying with LinuxAcademy.
  • BryzeyBryzey Posts: 260Member
    Good plan. A lot of the linux+ stuff will carry over to the rhcsa as well so there's no harm in doing that first to get more comfortable before diving into rhcsa.
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs ■■■■■□□□□□ Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Yup, as Pupil said, you're going to need to know all 3.

    I'm currently getting acquainted w/ Linux now. I've tested all types of distos and decided to use CentOS as my main distro. I've used Mint extensively in the past, so I have some Debian-based distro knowledge. However, I'll be setting up VMs of Debian and OpenSUSE soon.

    Additionally, I'm signed up on linuxacademy.com. They give access to VMs of various distros there too.
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  • karl88karl88 ■□□□□□□□□□ Posts: 25Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I would install CentOS or Scientific Linux on your HD as your default OS. Then if needed, install a VM of some Debian distribution. This is what I'm going to do when I start studying for my Linux certs.
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