Windows operating system presence in large enterprises is remarkable, but many professional jobs are quite old and have very old versions of the operating system. In fact, Windows XP still has a pretty decent odds despite having 11 years in the market.
Microsoft takes time trying to push these companies to make a migration to newer versions, and specifically to Windows 7 , an operating system with which have achieved good stability and good support for all types of hardware devices and software solutions.
And here comes the dilemma. Why not migrate to Linux operating systems In MuyComputerPRO we provide the rationale advanced companies like Quest or IBM in this area: both propose different approaches for the migration to Windows 7.
So Quest commitment to virtualization as an intermediate step , so that critical environments in which it is necessary for certain software components operate under the previous environment not fail. The odd thing is that the same solution could be applied under Linux: business users could use Linux environments and use virtual machines with Windows XP-or-required version for these critical services.
Meanwhile, IBM offers a technical report which provides information on the migration and deployment services in Windows 7, but that same deployment could also be made with various Linux distributions, including opt for solutions Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or SUSE (SLES), which have long been demonstrating its quality.
If you are involved in such decisions, that interests you can access the two reports to assess these arguments and assess their effectiveness against Linux solutions. Details on the two reports have thanks to our fellow MuyComputerPRO:
- IBM Migration Services and deploying Windows 7
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