InfoWorld’s Zack Urlocker pointed out 3 tools to aide in migrating data from Windows to Linux in his article Moving from Windows to Linux.
- Ubuntu: has built-in tools to move the information from Windows
- Desktop Migration Agent
These tools look very interesting. I think a database of applications would be more helpful for me. I don’t have as much trouble moving my data from one place to another, but finding Linux applications to replace the Windows applications is where I have the most trouble.
Interestingly enough, I came across this article shortly after. The section “The application situation” had some very helpful tips including this source:
The table of equivalents / replacements / analogs of Windows software in Linux.