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Migrating to Linux without pain

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The subject of migration can not be seen as something simple. But with the experiences I've had, with a few simple tips, you can perform a migration as smoothly as possible.

Make no mistake. In migration, what will count most, won't be shiny graphical interfaces, bells and whistles. No. And even if it is possible to migrate the installed systems to more efficient ones, from a technical point of view, either from an economic standpoint, and why not say more ecologically correct technology, the most sensitive part, the field of battle that's going to determine whether migration is a triumph or a flop, is the people.

Why Migrate?

Several reasons arise:

* Cost / benefit: The annual fees of licensing contracts paid to proprietary software companies are huge expenses and possibly a "dead" money because you pay for what you already have, not for something new.

* Existing hardware: As software updates push the hardware upgrades, and, as I wrote before in another post, you can migrate the software to take advantage of your existing hardware. The famous TCO is much lower then.

* Update the software used to more modern versions: Many companies running older versions of windows, are also still running older versions of Office suite from Microsoft. Result: Incompatibility with the most recent file formats (DOCX and XLSX)

* Standardization in open formats for your files (your documents will thank you)

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