Through the years I’ve worked on a lot of different flavors of “UNIX,” starting back when I was in college and then continuing on through graduate school and work. While there have been differences, a tremendous amount of knowledge and number of skills were easily transferred.
Should you be interested in moving from Solaris to Linux, here are a few resources that will give you an idea what it entails:
- IBM Redbook – Solaris to Linux Migration: A Guide for System Administrators [PDF]
The goal of this IBM Redbook is to provide a technical reference for IT systems administrators in organizations that are considering a migration from Solaris to Linux-based systems. We present a systems administrator view of the technical differences and methods necessary to complete a successful migration to Linux-based systems, including coverage of how those differences translate to two major Linux distributions: Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.
The book is designed primarily to be a reference work for the experienced Solaris 8 or 9 system administrator who will need to begin working with Linux. It should serve as a guide for system administrators that need a concise technical reference for facilitating the transition to Linux.
- Solaris to Linux Porting Guide from Red Hat. A bit old, but should still be useful.
- Solaris to Linux Porting Tools from Novell. A general listing of tools and references.