Unix Administrator and Linux Administrator transition

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Old 12-20-2008
Question Unix Administrator and Linux Administrator transition

Hello Unix Experts,

I'm going to be graduating with a CIS (Computer Information Systems) degree in the coming year. I have been offered an internship with a job title of Unix Administrator under a well known company. I understand that Unix is used for high-end servers in many large corporations, but the market share is gradually declining to its competitor (Linux) (based on articles and statistics that I have read).

If in the next 5 to 10 years Linux becomes dominant over Unix would it be easy to transition from being a Unix Administrator to a Linux Administrator? I know that the underlying foundation of both OS's are the same, but would the differences be too overwhelming to make that transition? Any insight would be appreciated.
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Old 12-21-2008

If your a unix guy it will be easy for you to learn linux all you need is the concept / fundamentals in unix and some little bit of studying of inux commands. Your correct they are both using the same foundation / concepts.

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