SearchOpenSource: Unix to Linux Migration Strategies

[ Thanks to Jane Walker for these
links. ]

Unix to Linux: Migration Steps and Porting

“The porting process for a Unix to Linux migration involves five
distinct groups of processes from initiating to closing–and these
issues must be considered before you tackle the technical
implementation. In this tip, we’ll look at each of these processes
and how they affect your migration, and then we’ll turn our
attention to the technical implementation.

“For the purposes of this article, we will use IBM’s AIX…”

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Unix-to-Linux Migrations: Guidelines, Distro Dhoices and
Hardware Optimization

Which distribution has the easiest Unix-to-Linux
migration path, and why? How much does distribution choice count
when making a migration?

Michael Palmer: In general, it is easiest to
move from POSIX-compliant versions of Unix to Linux, which is
POSIX-compliant. For example, IBM AIX, HP-UX and Solaris are
POSIX-compliant, commercial versions of Unix. Red Hat Enterprise
Linux (RHEL) and SUSE Linux use a standard Linux kernel that is

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Unix-to-Linux Migration: A Unix Past, A Linux Future

Why should shops consider using Linux over

Michael Palmer: Linux is the wave of the
future while Unix is the workhorse of the past. Unix has a fine
history as the first true network operating system and has set the
foundation for modern operating systems. Today, Unix resembles a
patchwork of traditional code combined with updates for modern

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