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
"'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