Chapter 1. Introduction

Table of Contents

What is the Linux Migration Project?
What's so special about the Linux Migration Project?
Who's the intended audience?
Sounds great; can I help?
Anything else I should know?

What is the Linux Migration Project?

Welcome to the Linux Migration Project, your one-stop shop for information on how to migrate smoothly and painlessly from a Windows environment to Linux.

The Linux Migration Project is a 100% volunteer effort, hosted at In addition to the online (and constantly growing) documentation that resides there, there is a mailing list where you can join the discussion immediately. There is also a list archive; however, you may want to try the beta version of the SourceForge list archive. Those interested in the SourceForge part of the Linux Migration Project, please take a look at