of migrating to Linux and open source software and make a smooth transition to a Linux environment.
In recent weeks, IBM, Lindows.com, and Sun Microsystems have announced initiatives to help IT departments make more intelligent Linux or open-source
IBM rolled out a "Windows to Linux" roadmap aimed at enterprises with expiring Microsoft Windows NT licenses. Lindows.com released a Desktop Linux
Enterprise Assessment kit, while Sun weighed in with a tool to help customers make a smoother transition from Microsoft Office to StarOffice and
OpenOffice. Even Novell has begun supporting Linux and has developed cross-platform system management tools.