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The Third Annual Southern California Linux Expo

Jon Walker

Jon Walker serves as CTO of Versora, an ISV providing Microsoft to Linux migration software. Mr. Walker is a Contributing Editor to LinuxWorld Magazine and has co-authored 2 whitepapers with Novell titled Migrating from IIS Web Servers to Apache SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9.0 and Migrating File and Print Servers from Windows to SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 9. Prior to Versora, Mr. Walker was CTO/VP of Engineering for Miramar Systems. Software developed under his direction at Miramar has been deployed to over 20 million computers worldwide. Mr. Walker has also served as senior technologist for Nortel and Xing Technology (now Real Networks).


A business and technical overview of the issues associated with Windows to Linux desktop migration will be presented at this session.

  • Best practice migration processes for enterprises
  • Technical issues to consider when migrating
  • How to deal with proprietary/line of business applications
  • Reducing complexity with automation migration tools