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VISUALIZE Workstations
Migrating UNIX Technical Environments
to Windows NT
By Scott Key
Solution Specialist

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    VISUALIZE Workstations Migrating UNIX Technical Environments to Windows NT By Scott Key Solution Specialist...

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    Impact on current system procedures and processes The amount of UNIX centricity or uniqueness imbedded into tools, applications and processes will greatly effect the amount of agony or pleasure associated with each of these cost factors. 02/04/00 HP VISUALIZE WORKSTATIONS...

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    Migration costs will even depend on the number of mundane procedures, such as system backups, operating system builds, 02/04/00 HP VISUALIZE WORKSTATIONS...

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    Interix provide a basis for software development in a style similar to UNIX, with make files and UNIX APIs, but with direct WIN32 access for performance. UNIX Shell scripts can be migrated with the help of such products as MKS Toolkit, Hamilton C Shell (from 02/04/00 HP VISUALIZE WORKSTATIONS...

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    For example, by default, HP-UX uses a byte ordering known as big endian and Windows NT uses a byte ordering known as little endian. This issue can be addressed in HP-UX applications by using the "swab"...

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    NT environment. Conclusion When each migration path is compared based upon the costs and possible performance as well as the level of NT integration, an informed choice can be made. This comparison is summarized in Table 1. 02/04/00 HP VISUALIZE WORKSTATIONS...

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    Re-write non-portable sections of code, such as those portions utilizing /dev/kmem or the Journaling File System, etc. § Consider using the opportunity to re-write the application GUI to use the WIN32 API, as long as the application will only be accessed from NT clients. 02/04/00 HP VISUALIZE WORKSTATIONS...

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    Debug and test with other NT applications and environment. The "how to" of migration is predicated on the thorough understanding of when and/or if a transition represents a cost effective and productive move for the Engineering, Scientific and technical personnel involved. 02/04/00 HP VISUALIZE WORKSTATIONS...

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