IBM e-business architect Chris Walden is your guide through a nine-part developerWorks series on moving your operational skills from a Windows to a Linux environment. He covers everything from logging to networking, and from the command-line to help systems etc.
A roadmap for developers making the transition to Linux
Submitted by Rodrigo Vieira 2003-12-11 Linux 9 Comments
I remember reading about that a few months ago. What happened here?
Just one month ago, but IBM is publisizing them more now.
All this article talks about is some Linux admin skills. It says absolutely nothing about software development under a POSIX system, so I don’t really understand why it would be targeted at Windows developers, per se.
Where did you read that this was aimed at software developers?
…series on moving your operational skills from a Windows to a Linux environment…
To anyone considering switching to Linux for software development, I can only say one thing: Get cygwin! http://www.cygwin.com
With cygwin, you can get acquinted with a Unix environment, on top of your normal windows environment. So, you can experiment as much as you like, while still having a possibility to fall back on your normal windows tools.
And, like any other user, you can start by using other OSS tools on windows, like for example Mozilla or the Gimp.
Oh, and one other thing.
I have always liked having multiple desktops; a feature almost any Unix system has.
I coulnd’t live without it now that I’m doing a lot of porting from Unix to windows (on win2k) and I found a nice solution: Perfect screens.
It is not free, but you can download a 30-day evaluation version at: http://www.pitrinec.com .
I am using CoolDesk from http://www.shelltoys.com.
There it says that it expires after 30 days, but I am using it successfully since the begining of this year, and it didn’t expire. It must be a bug or something :-).
The roadmap to segmentation faults, kernel panics and other wonderful errors in the Linux world. Just run Windows like the Redhat CEO stated to do!!!
why would anyone want to transition from Windows to Linux? Only reason I can think of it if you work by the hour and find yourself too productive in Windows, thus reducing your paycheck.