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LinuxPlanet: Linux Vendors Push Migration Strategies

Apr 08, 2004, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ron Miller)

"As the spotlight shines ever brighter on the Linux operating system, vendors have begun to develop strategies to help their customers assess the cost of migrating to Linux and open source software and make a smooth transition to a Linux environment.

"In recent weeks, IBM, Lindows.com, and Sun Microsystems have announced initiatives to help IT departments make more intelligent Linux or open-source purchasing decisions.

"IBM rolled out a 'Windows to Linux' roadmap aimed at enterprises with expiring Microsoft Windows NT licenses. Lindows.com released a Desktop Linux Enterprise Assessment kit, while Sun weighed in with a tool to help customers make a smoother transition from Microsoft Office to StarOffice and OpenOffice. Even Novell has begun supporting Linux and has developed cross-platform system management tools..."

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