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How Easy is it to Switch to Linux?

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Posted: 27 Apr 2005

How easy is it to migrate from Windows to Linux? Very easy, as outlined by Mark Rais, senior editor at


"If you have any experience with Windows, the switch to Linux will be relatively simple. Truly, the biggest challenge is to find the tools and applications you need in Linux. This beginner HOW-TO article will hopefully give you plenty of ideas how to access those key tools and how they relate to Windows."

Read the entire article here.

Likewise, if you're interested in migrating your business, there are some things to keep in mind. Mr. Rais has also written an informative guide on how to approach this daunting task.


"A radical change is resulting in ever strengthening momentum to Opensource software use. Most importantly, this beneficial change is happening in significant numbers not only here in the United States, but through out the world.


Ultimately, cost savings is one key factor. The other primary factor is freedom from licensing dominance that occurs in any non-Opensource environment. Linux is enabling large and small corporations world wide to end one of their most significant overhead costs with relative ease. Although a Microsoft sponsored study suggested that Linux is still too immature to realize true cost savings, reality doesn't support this. More companies today are migrating to Linux from other Operating Systems than ever before in history. No matter what some statistics try to convey, few are persuaded by the strange notion that Linux costs more. "

Read the entire article here.

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