IBM: Linux Client Migration Cookbook. A Practical Planning and Implementation Guide for Migrating to Desktop Linux (PDF, 5,3 MB)

IBM: Linux Client Migration Cookbook. A Practical Planning and Implementation Guide for Migrating to Desktop Linux (PDF, 5,3 MB)

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.

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

Part 3 Performing the pilot migration

Chapter 5. Migration best practices
Chapter 6. Client migration scenario
Chapter 7. Integration how-tos

Part 4 Appendixes

Appendix A. Using enterprise management tools
Appendix B. Application porting
Appendix C. Desktop automation and scripting
Appendix D. Client personalization