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10 Questions to Ask Before Migrating to Linux

Oct 09, 2008, 23:05 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

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"1: Will that proprietary, mission-critical application run on the new platform?

"One of the first things I tell people who are considering a migration is that, yes, most likely there is a Linux equivalent to the application you use. Photoshop? Gimp. Adobe Reader? Scribus. But there are certain instances where an application has been written specifically for a purpose (or company) and does not have a cross-platform equivalent. In this case, I would say you could try running your application with Wine or you could run a virtual instance of Windows to get that app running. But this takes time and effort and, in some cases, isn’t as stable as one would like (especially in the case of Wine)."

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