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    SUSE shops are cautious after a long silence from the Novell post-Attachmate deal; experts say Linux has eclipsed Unix generally, but SUSE needs work.

  • 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.

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    Unix (often spelled "UNIX," especially as an official trademark) is an operating system that originated at Bell Labs in 1969 as an interactive time-sharing system.

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    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...

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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. 

  • 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. 

  • Unix-to-Linux learning guide

    Whether you're boning up on Unix commands, migrating from Unix to Linux, or just trying to get them to work together in one IT environment, you'll find helpful resources in our Unix learning guide. 

  • Linux and Unix: Integration and interoperability tips

    Is your company using both Unix and Linux, or is it joining those who are switching to Linux? Either way, this Linux/Unix links library has tips for you. 

  • Migrating from Unix to Linux

    Thinking of migrating to Linux from Unix? Get expert advice and tips on where, when and how Linux is right for your IT shop. 

  • Migrating from Unix-Linux in 7 steps

    Make sure you've got all your bases covered with this checklist on the process of migrating from Unix to Linux. 

  • Beware of unforeseen differences between Unix and Linux

    When it comes to migration, the differences between Unix and Linux matter most. Do you know the small and large changes to expect when you migrate? 

  • 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 investigat... 

  • 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 Lin... 

  • When to use Solaris vs. Linux: Operating system comparison

    When should you go with Solaris and when should you go with Linux? What about OpenSolaris – what is it exactly and where does this fit into the mix? Ken Milberg describes the advantages of the three operating systems, and suggests how each may ... 

  • Linux-to-Unix migrations: Why, when and how to make the move

    Porting from Linux to Unix is not as common as the inverse, but there are reasons for making the move. In this tip, learn how to make the migration successful. 

  • Migrating a city government to OpenOffice

    This case study covers a city government's migration from Microsoft Office to OpenOffice on a Linux network that was formerly running Unix. Find out what made this move successful. This is part of a series about migrations from proprietary office sof... 

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  • Unix

    Unix (often spelled "UNIX," especially as an official trademark) is an operating system that originated at Bell Labs in 1969 as an interactive time-sharing system. 

  • Beware of unforeseen differences between Unix and Linux

    When it comes to migration, the differences between Unix and Linux matter most. Do you know the small and large changes to expect when you migrate? 

  • 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. 

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 Service Pack 2 targets Solaris shops

    SUSE shops are cautious after a long silence from the Novell post-Attachmate deal; experts say Linux has eclipsed Unix generally, but SUSE needs work. 

  • 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. 

  • Unix

    Unix (often spelled "UNIX," especially as an official trademark) is an operating system that originated at Bell Labs in 1969 as an interactive time-sharing system. 

  • 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 investigat... 

  • 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. 

  • See more All on Unix-to-Linux migration
About Unix-to-Linux migration

So your IT shop has used Unix for years and is now considering a Unix-to-Linux migration. What's the difference between Linux and Unix? Will your company get the benefits it seeks, and what are the downsides of migrating to Linux from Unix? If your IT shop has considered modernizing its IT infrastructure and reducing software licensing agreement costs and operating system support costs through a Unix-to-Linux migration, this section is for you. Here we discuss the pros and cons of migrating to Linux from Unix including updating your Unix operating system architecture, how to port applications from Unix to Linux, AIX versus Linux and Solaris versus Linux comparisons, debugging Linux, performance tuning, choosing a file system for your open source operating system, moving files from Unix to Linux and more. as well as strategic Unix-to-Linux migration concerns, such a application interoperability, support and costs, lack of in-house Linux expertise, and more.