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SearchEnterpriseLinux: Bulusu's Map to Porting Apps to Linux

Jan 10, 2005, 22:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jan Stafford)

[ Thanks to Peter Parker for this link. ]

"A common roadblock that IT shops facing when migrating to Linux is porting existing applications to Linux. Are there any guidelines for which applications can and can not be ported?

"Gopi Kumar Bulusu: If an application can be ported to some version of Unix, it is safe to assume that it can be ported to Linux. In general, most applications can be ported to Linux. Where there is a choice of continuing to use both Linux and another (the original) platform, it is a good idea to port applications in a prioritized manner. The priority would depend on the main reason for migrating to Linux..."

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