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Old 07-11-2015, 11:44 AM   #1
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Windows environment to a complete Linux environment is it possible?


Assume for a minute that you have the technical capacity to support Linux within a given company. Are there any other concerns you would have making the decision to switch from a Windows environment to a complete Linux environment?
 
Old 07-11-2015, 11:55 AM   #2
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Hi,

If you are speaking of a mixed environment then you will need to have security concerns. No real issue if you setup the domains so that services are provided to have interactions properly. If you setup a Linux server then you must be sure to prevent transmission of virus or the like to a MS based machine. If you wish to setup DNS then look at; http://tldp.org/LDP/lame/LAME/linux-...me-server.html

Linux Administration Made Easy is a LDP which can be good place to start.

The http://tldp.org/LDP is very resourceful!
Hope this helps.
Have fun & enjoy!
 
Old 07-11-2015, 11:59 AM   #3
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Well there's of course the obvious - does all of the software used by the company have a viable Linux alternative. Very often I believe you'll find the answer is 'no', which is why even predominantly Linux offices still need to keep a few Windows boxes or VMs around.

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Old 07-11-2015, 06:43 PM   #4
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Are there any other concerns you would have making the decision to switch from a Windows environment to a complete Linux environment?
Human.
If this CONSTANT is not taken in consideration, the switch can be a total failure.
 
Old 07-11-2015, 08:51 PM   #5
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Assume for a minute that you have the technical capacity to support Linux within a given company. Are there any other concerns you would have making the decision to switch from a Windows environment to a complete Linux environment?
Years ago the city of Munich in Germany set out to do just that. I think that project completed with moderate success. You should find quite a lot about it on the internet, in English or German, including lessons learned.
 
  


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