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How to Avoid a Linux-Migration Disaster

Nov 14, 2008, 19:33 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"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: "Yes, most probably there is a Linux equivalent to the application you use." Photoshop? Use Gimp. Adobe Reader? Use Scribus. "However, 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, you could try running your application with Wine, or you could run a virtual instance of Windows to get the 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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