Originally Posted by TrickM
Red Hat is by far the most popular with PHBs, though techies tend to prefer Debian. Mandrake and Gentoo are pretty much non-existant as far as business use goes.
As far as certs, I've founf them to be mostly, if not completely, useless in businesses where Linux is prevalent. Unlike Windows shops, Linux shops tend to place a lot more value on what you know, and a lot less on where you learned it.
That may be just my experience, though.
I can appreciate the fact that certs can be useless pieces of paper. But you have to remember, generaly it's not the techies that decide who/where the help comes from. This will mostly be pitched to CFO, CEO, and comptrolers who don't know jack but like the alphabet soup. I and the other guy that will be doing this have been using Linux in various flavors for several years. In fact I used to do *nix in a testing environment for HP. It's not so much being able to do it as having the paper that says we can do it. Hope that came out right.
Thanks for the ideas, keep em coming.