Adam Thornton offers practical advice on how Linux printing systems work and how to configure them.
The Linux operating system, and related GNU utilities
The VM operating system allows many hundreds, or even thousands, of Linux images to run simultaneously in their own virtual machines on a single IBM S/390 or zSeries mainframe. In this presentation, David Boyes examines what happens when the number of running Linux images is pushed to its extreme limits. A history of the widely-known "Test Plan Charlie" and lesser-known "Test Plan Omega" demonstrations is included in the presentation. PDF
Adam Thornton introduces the Linux operating system to those familiar with mainframes but new to Linux/UNIX systems.
"What is it about that penguin?"
Linux and other Open Source software offers both technical and business benefits. To an IT executive, the technical merits of Linux may seem to be little more than geeks wanting to show off their "coolness." This presentation by Scott Courtney attempts to bridge the gap, explaining what it is about Linux that has the geeks raving, and how the "coolness" of Linux can actually translate to business advantage. PDF
Scott Courtney introduces the common Linux/UNIX text utilities, in a presentation intended for those who are comfortable with the mainframe command shells but new to Linux. Presented at SHARE 98 and at WAVV 2002. PDF
David Boyes shares his "Top 10 Practices." PDFMy “Top 10”
David Boyes' presentation on estimating capacity for Linux workloads.PDF
Presentation by David Boyes on how to use Linux for enterprise infrastructure. PDF
David Boyes explains how to use the z/VM "Programmable Operator" (PROP) facility to automate management of Linux on S/390 and zSeries systems. PDF
David Boyes shares his "Top Ten Best Practices" at the Best Practices Roundtable at VM/VSE Technical Conference, October 7-10, 2002.