Open Source Software vs. Commercial Software:
Migration from Windows to Linux
An IT Professional's Testimonial
Additional Migration Considerations
By now we have concluded that migrating from Windows to Linux is a not an easy or quick task. But, it can be done as we have proven. At the time of this writing, I have successfully migrated to Linux for over a year. There will be a lot of challenges, but if they are layed out and looked at, solutions can be implemented and the challenges overcome. Most commonly, the hardest task is learning how to do something that you previously did in Windows. This involves finding an application that matches the same functionality. Most of the time, chances are you will find an application that will do what you need if not more. But, in some niche areas, Linux may lack the software to perform a certain task. Unfortunately, I have found this to be the case for OCR software as I have not yet been able to find any product for Linux that does as good as OCR as Omnipage and others in Windows.
As I previously stated, these websites are great resources for finding applications that match programs in Windows:
Hopefully the information contained in my writings has convinced you to migrate from Windows to Linux, and helped in some way in this tedious and difficult task. Obviously if you are reading this, you must either use Linux or be looking for something to replace Windows. I wish you the best of luck, and hope you find satisfaction along the way in your journey.
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