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IBM developerWorks: Solaris-to-Linux porting guide

Oct 26, 2001, 13:50 (14 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Kellie for this link. ]

"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 begin.

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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