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Jul 04, 2005, 17:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maria Winslow)


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"Any discussion of what to migrate to Linux bring up the question of when to migrate. There are three main drivers of migration timing--the end of the hardware life cycle, the need/decision to upgrade software (including the end of a software subscription agreement such as Microsoft's Software Assurance), and adding new systems because of expansion.

"As you examine your environment for potential candidates for a migration to open source, be mindful of the current status of those systems, since this will help you with planning. This may be an easier task for servers, since you are likely to already have a good idea of when you would be planning an upgrade..."

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