link=board=unix&num=1008115288&start=0#1 date=12/13/01 at 10:54:50]
Funny you should ask, as tha'ts exactly what I'm doing.
From what I've seen, 2.8 isn't TOO much different than 2.6/7 *but there is enough differences that it wouldn't hurt to study the 2.6 material as well.
As for foot in the door, I just went to the Unix department of where I work, and asked to tag along on all thier work, observing how things work, getting hands on exp. *I eventually asked management to move me over, and they did! *Now I have to look for a NEW Unix job, with only 2 months exp... *probably not going to happen, so I'm back to square one....