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internetnews.com: NT Eyed as Windows-to-Linux Migration Link

Mar 26, 2004, 20:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Alexander Wolfe)

"Thanks to explosive growth in the market for Linux servers, more IT managers are pondering what might be involved in a Windows to Linux migration.

"In a bid to turn potential interest into action, Linux support shops such as IBM and Timesys are trying to nudge customers off the fence about whether to switch. In the process, they have their eye on Windows NT, which is being phased out as an older enterprise operating system, as a potential in for Linux.

"For example, IBM has been touting its Windows-to-Linux roadmap. And Timesys has rolled out five white papers discussing the 2.6 kernel.

"'The transition from Windows to Linux is sort of a techno-political event,' explained Chris Walden, author of the IBM roadmap and an ebusiness architect in the company's developer relations group. 'There are technical, business, and economic reasons wrapped up in there, and you're also changing traditions...'"

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