A complete guide to Unix-to-Linux migration

This comprehensive guide details everything involved in a Unix-to-Linux migration, from porting applications to training staff to manage a Linux environment.

How do you make the case to your boss to switch from Unix to Linux? What are Linux’s best business qualities? How

do you port applications from one operating system to the other? This collection of expert advice includes everything an IT manager needs, from explanation of major differences between the two operating systems for making sure that your Unix-to-Linux migration goes without a hitch.

Making the business case for migrating from Unix to Linux
The decision to migrate from Unix to Linux is not technical – it’s business. Learn how to present the business case for Unix-to-Linux migration and find out the advantages of making the switch.

What makes a migration from Unix to Linux attractive?
Some of Linux’s attractive qualities include quick patch deployment, platform flexibility and better platform flexibility.

Porting applications from Unix to Linux
Porting applications from Unix to Linux starts with an in-depth learning process and determining whether Unix applications are compatible with Linux.

Unix-to-Linux migration implementation: Porting, upgrading and testing
After learning about Unix-to-Linux migrations, the second step is testing the new Linux OS before you actually migrate. Compiler choices and upgrades also need to be taken into consideration.

Overcoming common Unix-to-Linux migration pitfalls
Moving from Unix to Linux could pose problems. Learn about compatibility challenges and how to overcome and prevent common deployment errors.

Training staff to manage Linux environments
Learn how systems management differs between Unix and Linux, and how to correctly train staff to manage a Linux environment.

This was first published in September 2010

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