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  • Unix command line quiz

    Do you know how to move a file or get a list of current users from your Unix servers? Take our Unix quiz on essential commands for system admins.

  • Training Unix staff to manage Linux environments

    In a migration from Unix to Linux, the staff need to be trained to manage the new Linux environment. Learn how the systems management of Linux differs from Unix and what your staff needs to know to handle the transition.

  • Overcoming common Unix-to-Linux migration pitfalls

    You may encounter problems when moving from Unix to Linux. Learn about hardware and application compatibility challenges and how to overcome deployment errors and how to prevent them including client testing, shell script testing, and more.

  • Unix-to-Linux migration implementation: Porting, upgrading and testing

    Testing the new OS before completing the migration from Unix to Linux is advised. More details such as code and compiler choices and upgrades also need attention, and then it's time to test system performance before you put it into production.

  • Porting applications from Unix to Linux

    To port applications to Linux start with an in-depth discovery process, examining Unix application compatibility and determining whether they're compatible with Linux. The hardware platform and operating system distribution also need to be investigated and chosen, and then you can decide whether to upgrade or change applications based on specific compatibility and interoperability.

  • What makes a migration from Unix to Linux attractive?

    Learn about Linux's attractive qualities such as platform flexibilty, quick deployment of patches, and better compatibility and cost structures. Calculating the return on investment (ROI) of migrating from Unix to Linux is also presented.

  • Making the business case for migrating from Unix to Linux

    Learn how to present the business case for making a Unix to Linux migration. What are the shortcomings of Unix and what are the advantages of Linux? Vendor lock-in, cost, ease of updates or patches, and human capital are compared between Unix and Linux.

  • Hilti chalks up big savings from Unix to Linux move

    Hilti Corp., wins big savings, efficiency gains by switching from Unix to Red Hat after Hewlett-Packard halts support for its Tru64 servers.

  • Aussie financial firms dump Unix, Windows for Linux on the mainframe

    Three Australian financial firms consolidate distributed Unix and Windows server environments onto Red Hat Enterprise Linux on IBM mainframes.

  • NYSE/Euronext powers ahead with Unix-to-Linux migration

    The New York Stock Exchange and its Euronext partner chose Red Hat for a universal trading platform for its speed, scalability and lack of vendor lock-in.

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