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Make a Unix-to-Linux migration for the right reasons

Unix-to-Linux migration can help customer's save money and improve efficiency -- but only if the Linux migration is made for the right reason. If a customer is interested in running Linux on blade servers or saving money on an OS, then the move can work.

Right reasons

  • You want to consider blade technologies.
  • To run Linux on commodity hardware in the form of PCs.
  • You or your customer wants best-of-breed applications.
  • To reduce costs.

Wrong reasons

  • It's free -- SUSE and Red Hat distributions are not and neither is phone support.
  • You love Linux PC.

Get more reasons to move to Linux at

Unix-to-Linux migration considerations

 Home: Introduction
 Part 1: Unix-to-Linux migration benefits
 Part 2: Make a Unix-to-Linux migration for the right reasons
 Part 3: Migrate to Linux when old systems become expensive
 Part 4: Wrong reasons for Linux migration
This was last published in January 2007

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