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Migrating Away From Windows: It All Starts With Linux

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| Whenever a person or business is thinking of migrating away from Microsoft 
| Windows to Linux, or to FreeBSD, OpenSolaris, or some other FOSS operating 
| system, the two most important considerations are:  
| 1. Take the long view. The idea is to build a sustainable, future-proof 
| computing infrastructure. 
| 2. It all starts with the operating system. Sure, there are a lot of 
| wonderful FOSS applications that run on Windows, such as OpenOffice, Firefox, 
| Audacity, Pidgin, Thunderbird, Gimp, and many more. But that doesn't address 
| the fundamental flaws of the Windows OS; it's like using more and better dung 
| polish.    
| Taking the Long View
| Windows is the lamprey eel of operating systems. Lampreys are parasites with 
| toothed, funnel-like sucking mouths. They attach themselves to bigger fish 
| and live off their blood. Eventually the host fish weakens and dies, and then 
| the lamprey finds another victim.   


bMighty Says It's Time To Embrace Linux

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| As the bad economic news continues to accumulate, Linux offers hope to 
| cash-strapped businesses everywhere. That's why bMighty has put together a 
| uniquely useful set of how-to guides that can help you choose which Linux 
| distro is right for your company's needs, show you exactly how to make the 
| move, and even point you to the best places to get free Linux help.    
| Over the past week, bMighty open source blogger Matthew McKenzie has written 
| a series of amazing articles that tell you pretty much everything you need to 
| know to help your company make the most of the open source operating system.    



10 ways to help users transition to Linux

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| Sheer economics are driving the increasingly widespread usage of the Linux
| operating system. It’s free, it’s reliable, it’s safe, and (did I mention?)
| it’s free! But when adopting a new operating system, there is always a
| learning curve for the user base. Not only that, many users think Linux is
| hard to use. This, of course, is not necessarily so. But it’s your job to
| overcome their reluctance and to train them to use Linux so that it becomes
| second-nature to them, as Windows is. Without sending your users to some sort
| of boot camp, this may seem like a rather daunting task. But there are ways
| to ease the pain of learning Linux. Let’s examine some of them.
| 1: Standardize on a Windows-like desktop
| [...]
| 2: Get users familiar with applications before you switch
| [...]
| 3: Choose the right distribution
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| 4: Have a machine up and running for your users to play around with


Migrating from Windows to Linux v1.79

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| There are many articles written about the reasons why users may wish to
| convert to Linux. Frequently cited reasons include the favorable licensing
| terms, the freely distributable software (with source code), support from the
| Linux community, improved security, open file formats, the fact that Linux
| can run on a wide variety of platforms, etc. However, unless a desktop user
| is provided with real alternatives to the existing software he or she
| currently uses, migration to a different operating system is going to be very
| difficult.

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