Free PDF book: Linux Migration Cookbook – A Practical Planning and Implementation Guide for Migrating to Desktop Linux from Windows

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As name suggest this book offers tips on migration, planning, and implementation guide to Desktop Linux from Microsoft windows.

The goal of this IBM Redbook is to provide a technical planning reference for IT organizations large or small that are now considering a migration to Linux-based personal computers. For Linux, there is a tremendous amount of “how to” information available online that addresses specific and very technical operating system configuration issues, platform-specific installation methods, user interface customizations, etc. This book includes some technical “how to” as well, but the overall focus of the content in this book is to walk the reader through some of the important considerations and planning issues you could encounter during a migration project. Within the context of a pre-existing Microsoft Windows-based environment, we attempt to present a more holistic, end-to-end view of the technical challenges and methods necessary to complete a successful migration to Linux-based clients.

Some key areas that focused on included the following:

  • Greater emphasis on illustrating the technical details of the Linux client operating system stack, and understanding how to best leverage those differences in a migration scenario from Microsoft Windows
  • The tremendous amount of flexibility that Linux gives you to design custom client operating system images
  • Deployment models: understanding how Linux’s flexibility allows for new, innovative, and cost effective approaches to deploying and managing desktop operating systems
  • In larger IT environments, the importance of automating capture and migration of end user’s client-side personalization data

Table of Contents

Part 1 Choosing Linux
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The case for migration

Part 2 Planning the pilot migration
Chapter 3. Organizational and human factors planning
Chapter 4. Technical planning
Chapter 5. Linux architecture & technical differences

Part 3 Performing the pilot migration
Chapter 6. Migration best practices
Chapter 7. Client deployment models
Chapter 8. Client migration scenario
Chapter 9. Integration how-tos

Part 4 Appendixes
Appendix A. Linux glossary for Windows users
Appendix B. Using enterprise management tools
Appendix C. Automating desktop migration – Versora Progression Desktop
Appendix D. Multi-station computing deep dive – Using Userful Desktop Multiplier
Appendix E. Client personalization
Appendix F. Desktop automation and scripting
Appendix G. Application porting

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Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

1 comment

  1. I want help about kick-start installation cd.

    Can you help me.

    I read the Terry colins books and follow the step but i can’t do it.

    Please help me detail.


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