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Moving from MS Windows to GNU/Linux

Date and Time

Wednesday, May 15, 2002 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building 6-120 (Eastman Laboratories)
Kent Borg - kentborg borg org
Joe Burgio - joburg onebox com


How to migrate your MS Windows systems over to GNU/Linux (or FreeBSD, OpenBSD, etc).


Now is a good time to consider migrating to an Open-Source platform:

  • Microsoft is at the till again hawking a new OS version, and this time they want users sucked into a new and expensive subscription model.
  • Linux is getting more stable, distributions better, desktop applications are getting more extensive and mature.
  • Security is getting more important, even BillG admits that Microsoft needs to worry about security, and a Linux box is easy to make a lot more secure.

While this talk will most likely focus specifically on targetting GNU/Linux, the migration issues for moving to a BSD platform are largely the same, and all of the applications discussed should be available on both platforms.

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