What Distro to use while Studying

vwtechvwtech MemberMember Posts: 68 ■■□□□□□□□□
Per the Comptia objective on Linux plus "The scope of the exam is limited to software are settings common to Linux software from Red Hat, Suse, Mandrake, and Turbo Linux."

I have Fedora 7 will that work since it's based off of Red Hat. I won't to use the right distro for my hands on during my self study so I'm prepared.

Shoot , I even called Comptia and the lady just told me to go by the objectives.
Mandrake and Turbo Linux are free but the first two aren't.

What do you guys advise?
Don't tell co-workers your going for a Cert that they don't have. They may think your trying to take their job.

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  • dynamikdynamik Senior Member Banned Posts: 12,312 ■■■■■■■■■□
    CentOS (nearly identical to RH) and OpenSUSE will fill those voids for you:

    http://www.opensuse.org/

    http://www.centos.org/
  • BeaverC32BeaverC32 Senior Member Member Posts: 670 ■■■□□□□□□□
    CentOS in runlevel 3 -- skip the GUI completely :)

    I don't think you need to know dpkg for the exam (again, verify with the objectives), so an rpm-based distro should really be all you need. Install on vmware server so you can break the system to your heart's content.
    MCSE 2003, MCSA 2003, LPIC-1, MCP, MCTS: Vista Config, MCTS: SQL Server 2005, CCNA, A+, Network+, Server+, Security+, Linux+, BSCS (Information Systems)
  • sprkymrksprkymrk mikej412's caddy Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Fedora 7 will be fine too.
    All things are possible, only believe.
  • vwtechvwtech Member Member Posts: 68 ■■□□□□□□□□
    sprkymrk wrote:
    Fedora 7 will be fine too.

    Cool , I have Fedora 7 running in Vmware and will do the same at home but install Centos 5.1

    Thanks for the help guys.
    Don't tell co-workers your going for a Cert that they don't have. They may think your trying to take their job.
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