Chapter 1, Porting project considerations, of 'Unix to Linux Porting'

Alfredo Mendoza, Chakarat Skawratananond and Artis Walker

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Porting your apps to Linux from Solaris, HP-UX and AIX doesn't have to be difficult. This book covers the Linux environment, how to handle specific platform differences, and more. The authors describe project unknowns and offer references to APIs, compilers and porting issues unique to IBM's Power architecture.

Chapter 1 -- "Porting Project Considerations" -- of Unix to Linux Porting explains the migration and porting processes, as well as technical risks that developers should be aware of.

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Excerpted from Unix to Linux Porting, First edition by Alfredo Mendoza, Chakarat Skawratananond and Artis Walker (ISBN: 0131871099). Copyright © April 2006 Prentice Hall, Inc. All rights reserved.

This was first published in June 2006

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