Migrating from Windows to Linux
There are many articles written about the reasons why users may wish to convert to Linux. Frequently cited reasons include the favorable licensing terms, the freely distributable software (with source code), support from the Linux community, improved security, open file formats, the fact that Linux can run on a wide variety of platforms, etc. However, unless a desktop user is provided with real alternatives to the existing software he or she currently uses, migration to a different operating system is going to be very difficult.
This collection of articles aim to dispel the myth that Linux
isn't really ready for the desktop user seeking to move away from the
Microsoft world. If you are thinking about switching from
Windows to Linux, bear in mind that many of your
favorite desktop applications have Linux equivalents, often with a
comparable feature set.
For each Linux application, we have compiled a portal page providing an
overview of the software, a screenshot of the application in action, a
comprehensive list of its features, and links to sites offering
information and support on the software such as forums, tutorials, and
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