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SearchOpenSource: Unix to Linux Migration Strategies

Nov 08, 2006, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for these links. ]

Unix to Linux: Migration Steps and Porting

"The porting process for a Unix to Linux migration involves five distinct groups of processes from initiating to closing--and these issues must be considered before you tackle the technical implementation. In this tip, we'll look at each of these processes and how they affect your migration, and then we'll turn our attention to the technical implementation.

"For the purposes of this article, we will use IBM's AIX..."

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Unix-to-Linux Migrations: Guidelines, Distro Dhoices and Hardware Optimization

"Which distribution has the easiest Unix-to-Linux migration path, and why? How much does distribution choice count when making a migration?

"Michael Palmer: In general, it is easiest to move from POSIX-compliant versions of Unix to Linux, which is POSIX-compliant. For example, IBM AIX, HP-UX and Solaris are POSIX-compliant, commercial versions of Unix. Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux use a standard Linux kernel that is POSIX-compliant..."

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Unix-to-Linux Migration: A Unix Past, A Linux Future

"Why should shops consider using Linux over Unix?

"Michael Palmer: Linux is the wave of the future while Unix is the workhorse of the past. Unix has a fine history as the first true network operating system and has set the foundation for modern operating systems. Today, Unix resembles a patchwork of traditional code combined with updates for modern capabilities..."

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