"With the growing popularity of the Linux operating
system, it's not surprising that many IT shops are examining what
it might take to move their existing applications and development
environments to Linux. Whether you are thinking about adding Linux
as an alternate deployment platform for your code or about doing
your primary development there, porting to Linux need not be
difficult (particularly if your UNIX applications are written to
common standards). Here, we provide a roadmap to guide those who
are contemplating using Linux.
We know many of you have already heard the arguments for
switching to Linux, and we invite you to jump directly to our
Issues section, where the technical details of the porting process
A number of compelling reasons make the move to Linux very
attractive. Its technical and operational characteristics make it a
match for a range of applications, especially with the availability
of the 2.4 release, which evaluated in a white paper from Linuxcare
that details the technical enhancements in the new release (see
Resources later in this article)."
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