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Vienna failed to migrate to GNU/Linux: why?

Jun 13, 2008, 11:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tony Mobily)

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"I worked in IT for many years. I used to be the whizkid, whereas now I am just the “older guy who’s seen it all” (I am getting old: I am over 30 now…). I’ve seen enough to make this very bold statement: “Migrating is hard. In fact, it might well be the hardest thing to do for an IT department”. Starting ex-novo is easy: you can decide what technologies you will use, and work around problems and idiosyncrasies of the chosen platforms. There are very few “gotchas” when you start from scratch and have a clear list of requirements. When you have to migrate, however, you often enter a real life nightmare: some things are just not going to work."

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