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Windows-to-Linux roadmap: Series overview
By Chris Walden - 2004-08-17 Page:  1 2


  • For getting started with IBM software on Linux, there's no better resource than the Speed-start your Linux app page. You'll find installation tips and links to resources for DB2, Lotus Domino, WebSphere Application Server, WebSphere Studio, and more. You can also sign up to receive a free Linux Software Evaluation Kit, containing trial software and training resources.

  • Continue your grounding in basic Linux concepts at the Start here to learn about Linux page on developerWorks.

  • "Technical FAQ for Linux users" (developerWorks, July 2001) also helps you to make the transition from the world of Windows to the land of Linux.

  • The Linux Documentation Project is a repository of Linux documentation including documents about individual software, HOWTO documents, FAQs, and more.

  • Linux Online! offers non-partisan Linux news and information.

  • O'Reilly & Associates is an excellent resource for technical books on Linux.

  • The Linux at IBM site offers software, links, end-to-end Linux solutions, and more. In particular, see the Learning Linux and Linux Education resources from the Linux at IBM pages.

  • IBM offers professional certification services as well as certification and training in UNIX and Linux hardware and various software systems (including IBM products).

  • IBM developerWorks provides two extensive tutorial series devoted to preparing for Linux Professional Institute (LPI) certification. Begin with the 101 series: Part 1 covers Linux fundamentals; Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 cover administration. In the 102 series, Part 1 shows how to compile programs from source code; Part 2 teaches about compiling the kernel itself; Part 3 gets into networking; and Part 4 delves into security.

  • Visit The LPI to learn more about their certification program.

  • Red Hat also offers certification for its distributions.

  • Find more resources for Linux developers in the developerWorks Linux zone.

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