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Open Source Migration Checklist

Feb 04, 2012, 11:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shikhar Mohan Gupta)

"Start small.: Rome was not built in a day, so you can't suddenly shift all your software lock, stock, and barrel to open source. Check out the low hanging fruits in open source software, like OpenOffice.org, the open source office suite, Mozilla Thunderbird the email client, and so on at the desktop. Trying them out doesn't cost much other than your personal time. Then, move on to more complex open source products.

"Start with Windows based Open Source Software: A direct follow on from step 1, open source doesn't mean Linux. There're plenty of open source software available on Windows as well, so try and get your hands onto those. Linux can be intimidating initially for a lot of people, so start using Open Source software on Windows, an OS that everyone's already comfortable using."

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