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Feb 22, 2005, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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One of the realities of current business IT practices is that many organizations are moving IT to Linux, given its flexibility and stability as a system platform. Another reality is that existing enterprise-level software is too valuable to be discarded. These two realities often crash into each other, but it is critical that they be resolved.

"Porting enterprise-level software to Linux can present some interesting challenges. Care has to be taken at all stages--from making design choices to getting the build system to work to finally getting the OS-specific code to cooperate with Linux..."

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