I want to learn some Operating System other than Microsoft Windows, mainly to develop and use my Oracle 9i based applications. I haver never used any operating system other than Windows and DOS 6.0(if I can remember the correct version). Now I seek your advice as to which Operating System should I choose to install on my Intel Pentium lll machine in order to learn UNIX/LINUX.
Following is the list of Operating Systems under my consideration:
1.Sun Solaris 9.0
2.Red Hat LINUX 8.0
Also, there is another requirement besides learning and that is the knowledge of the working of huge clusters. Please also rate the learning curve for your choice(s) of operating system.
Any help is highly appreciated.