Episode 50 - Linux on the Mainframe?

Running Time: 55:20

1) Introduction

Joe and Brian Talk about FLA in the summer and mobile uploads on Android

2) News

What does the future hold for Linux?

Psst...Mainframe Linux is alive and kicking..

Microsoft isn't really afraid of Linux

Is Shuttleworth's head in the clouds? 

3) Conclusion

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Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.

Psst...Mainframe Linux is alive and kicking..

CA has finally figured out that this Linux thing might be a good bet.  CA is a huge player in the Mainframe space and has recently announced a new set of tools for Linux on the Mainframe. While this isn't a big game changer it is nice to see Linux getting the tools it needs to be effective on the Mainframe.  Now I just need to find $10,000,000 so I can buy a mainframe and I will be able to test it out.

 

Don't know much about Linux on the Mainframe?  I try to explain it in Podcast 50 found here.

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.

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