Spot the difference
Cradle is supported on whichever platform your business uses. Cradle WorkBench will run on Linux/Windows Cradle Database Server (CDS) is equally at home on a Linux or Windows box. Of course Web Access is available wherever you browser runs. As you can see from the screenshots there is no need for users to learn a new UI between versions.
Yes absolutely you can convert between versions. That’s great news for your IT department, if they decide to change the server machine they’ll need to port the data across to the new installation and then chat to email@example.com to obtain a new licence.
Toolsuite products such as Document Loader, Document Publisher, RTF frames that directly integrate with MS Office products and libraries will only function on a Windows client.