- If you can port your customer's existing software to Linux, or retain software that is vital to the organization. Heavily customized or proprietary software will be harder to port.
- When you can provide Linux-inexperienced customers with support and solutions to handle migration pitfalls.
- When you want to save customers money by implementing a migration strategy from expensive Unix to open source Linux.
- When Unix systems are aging and need to be migrated anyway.
Learn more about when to move from Unix to Linux at SearchOpenSource.com.
Unix-to-Linux migration considerations
Part 1: Unix-to-Linux migration benefits
Part 2: Why move from Unix to Linux
Part 3: When to move from Unix to Linux
Part 4: When not to move from Unix to Linux
This was first published in January 2007