I have been published in numerous publications primarily trade journals as an expert in open source, online communities and new media. This is an overview of my publications.

LinuxWorld Magazine

LinuxWorld MagazineI was one of the founding editors of LinuxWorld Magazine, my column was called Dr. Migration and I wrote primarily about Windows to Linux Migration. The first issue of LinuxWorld Magazine hit the stands on August 18th, 2003. In December 2004, I was named the Editor-in-Chief of LinuxWorld Magazine and remained in that position through the life of the magazine. Which stopped publication in 2006.

Past articles are archived here:

Enterprise Open Source Magazine

I am the founding Editor-in-Chief of Enterprise Open Source Magazine that was launched in the beginning of 2006. I retained the position through September 2007. During that time I authored, sourced, and edited hundreds of articles on open source.

Past Articles are archived here:

Charles River Media (2006): Windows To Linux Business Desktop MigrationWindows to Linux Migration

Linux has established itself as the fastest growing server platform and is poised to capitalize on its success in the enterprise data center to become a formidable desktop operating system. One area that potential desktop Linux users find lacking is that of information on the capabilities of Linux as a desktop operating system in comparison to Microsoft Windows. Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration explores the advantages of the Linux desktop and forewarns of the possible pitfalls associated with a Linux desktop migration. The reader will benefit from the tips included in the text to realize the goals of increased productivity and better value from their desktop computing investment. In order to make this possible the book focuseson four main points: Explaining the factors involved in a Windows to Linux migration, including how to form a strategy for a Windows dependent organization, including advice on what open source back office software could potentially augment the new desktop solution;Advising IT managers on data migration strategies for critical information (Office documents, bookmarks, address books, etc.);Improving the overall stability, security and productivity of their desktop environment by utilizing Linux’ extensive management capabilities and permissions; Providing recommendations for open source applications that can be used in lieu of commercial applications on both Windows and Linux with consideration given as to how to maintain equivalent or better experience. Unlike other Linux desktop books,Windows to Linux Business Desktop Migration discusses both the strategy of how Windows users would implement the Linux operating system along with tactics to avoid pitfalls during the migration.

  • Author: Mark R. Hinkle
  • Paperback: 500 pages
  • Publisher: Charles River Media; 1 edition (January 13, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584504226
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584504221

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