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SearchOpenSource: Migrating Applications from Linux/Unix to Windows (or Vice Versa)

Jul 26, 2006, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Serdar Yegulalp)

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for this link. ]

"Operating systems are useless unless applications will run on them. Luckily, both Linux and Windows support a broad variety of applications--many of which are compatible with both platforms. That said, if you're planning to switch from Windows to Linux--or Linux to Windows--you need to consider a number of factors when you plan the migration. This article will discuss those factors.

"Because most of the caveats listed below are strongly linked to the specific implementation of a given application, I'll break things down along those lines, going from the easiest to port to the hardest to port..."

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