How to avoid a Linux-migration disaster

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darkstar_tfd

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With the economy uncertain and Microsoft Vista failing to gain overwhelming acceptance, many IT departments are considering a migration to Linux.


But what happens when the average IT department doesn't take its time examining the pros and cons before making the migration?
Although, I find Linux to be far superior to Windows, certain criteria must be considered before making the switch. Otherwise, you may find yourself having to go back to square one. If you're considering a migration to Linux, be sure to answer these 10 questions first.


1. Will that proprietary, mission-critical application run on the new platform?
One of the first things I tell people who are considering a migration is: "Yes, most probably there is a Linux equivalent to the application you use." Photoshop? Use Gimp. Adobe Reader? Use Scribus.


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