Windows-to-Linux migration

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About Windows-to-Linux migration

For some companies, a Windows-to-Linux migration is a no-brainer. It can reduce operating system licensing and OS support costs, provide an IT shop with greater operating system security and stability, and also greater flexibility as an organization grows. But even if migrating from Windows to Linux makes sense, your company also needs to consider the potential drawbacks, including lack of in-house Linux administrator expertise to manage Linux, inadequate Linux server support, Linux integration with your existing architecture, Linux interoperability issues and more. This section on moving from Windows to Linux distributions, covers Linux platforms such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Novell SUSE Linux and Ubuntu, and helps your organization decide whether a migration to Linux is right for your IT environment and the important choices and tasks that await you once you decide on a Linux deployment. This go-to- Linux help resource will help your organization consider the issues in moving applications from Windows to Linux, installing and configuring Linux from Windows and managing Linux. This section covers issues in Windows-to-Linux migration that include migrating from Windows applications to open source options such as OpenOffice, running Linux on Windows, and using open source email applications on Exchange Server. Specific migration questions are also addressed, such as migrating applications to Linux, hardware drivers for Linux, using the Linux command line, support for Linux, how to configure Linux, managing Linux distributions and more.