Faster Computing was impressed with your presentation. The company is  interested in moving forward with the project, but the senior  management team has responded to the presentation with the following  questions and concerns:

The deliverable for this phase of the project is a memo. There is no  minimum or maximum page requirement, but all of the questions must be  fully answered with sufficient detail. The recommended format is to  respond to the questions in a bulleted format. Provide sufficient detail  to fully address the questions. You must cite at least two quality  sources.



Go2Linux, Inc.


Provide a brief summary of your recommendation

of a specific version of Linux. Explain how your choice meets the business need of Faster 

Computing, Inc.

The bold text questions below represent the specifics you need to focus on. For 

each question, refer to your Implementation Proposal (Assignment #1) for consistency. In this 

assignment you will provide technical details for Information Technology personnel.

Any example Linux commands should be properly displayed (e.g., in lower case) 

and any acronyms explained on first use (e.g., Secure Shell (SSH)).


How will you implement security in the Linux systems?


Start by outlining how you plan to migrate the existing Windows 

Servers to Linux. Ho

w will users authenticate? What technologies will be used? What 

kind of access controls will be used?


Will you recommend simple authentication mechanisms or employ 

multiple factors? For passwords, what policy(ies) will you recommend?



How will you handle data-at-rest and data-in-transit?



How will you enforce software installations and control which 

applications may run on the network?


End users have expressed some concern about completing their day-to-day tasks on 

Linux. How would activities such as email/web browsing work? How would they work 

with their previous Microsoft Office files?


There are several ways to address the use of existing applications. 

Conduct research to determine the available options.


For web browsing, you should provide at least 2 alternatives and 

consider the impact to initial configuration (bookmarks, extensions, plugins)



For Microsoft Office, provide a full discussion on how users will 

continue to open/edit/save office docs in the Linux environment. You should provide at 

least 2 alternatives.


The current Windows administrators are unsure about administering Linux systems. How

are common tasks, such as process monitoring and management, handled in Linux? 

How does logging work? Do we have event logs like we do in Windows?


Discuss your logging and monitoring approach in this section. You 

should include the location of specific Linux log files.


Discuss how admins can manage processes. It may be helpful to 

compare/contrast in familiar terms (e.g., the Windows Event Viewer). Discuss how to 

stop processes, including the corresponding commands.


Some folks in IT raised questions about the Linux flavor that was recommended. They 

would like to see comparisons between your recommendation and a couple of other 

popular options. What makes your recommendation the best option?



The key differentiator is …


How does software installation work on Linux? Can we use existing Windows software?


Discuss a Linux package management specific to your distro. How will

you automate updates?


Discuss how specific Windows applications can be installed and used,

if at all.


How can Linux work together with the systems that will continue to run Windows? How 

will we share files between the different system types?


Discuss how file and printer sharing will work. Will the users need to 

do anything “different”? What underlying technology will need to be implemented?

as needed>

Warm regards,


Linux Deployment Manager


to be used. Ensure you utilize in-text citations in the body of your paper as appropriate.>

[1] Red Hat Enterprise, “Encryption,” Chapter 3, Section 3.1.3. Red Hat, Inc., 2019. [Online]. 



Encryption. [Accessed December 1, 2019]. 

[2] TestOut Labsim, “TestOut Linux Pro,” Chapter 15, Section 15.8.3. TestOut, 2019 [Online]. 

Available: [Accessed 

December 6, 2019].

… and so on …