June 5, 2001

The Linux Show: Your very own free IBM S-390

Author: JT Smith

Tuesday, June 5th, 2001 -- From the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL -- Tonight LIVE on
At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et: Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, PJ
Hyett, Doc Searls(Linux Journal), and Arne Flones have what looks to be a very cool show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!! (and yes the Loki tribes server is up and running)

In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot Linux news of
the week. We have LOTS of news to cover because we were off last week. So, the news segment will be expanded to include segments One and Two.

In Segments Two- "More news"-

In Segments Three- IBM Offers Free Mainframe Access to Linux Developers
we will be by James M. Savoie,Linux for zSeries Sales and John V. Sutera
IBM Manager of Technical Support. We will be discussing IBMs generous offer to make S-390 time available to Linux Community Members free.

Jim has technical sales responsibility for Linux solutions integrated with
the IBM zSeries eServers, or mainframes. For most of his twenty year career
with IBM, he has resided in Chicago where assigned to various projects that have ranged from high end server sales, storage sales, marketing, technical support, services consulting, and systems engineering. I joined IBM in 1981 as an Industrial Engineer in the Poughkeepsie, New York.

John is responsible for the Linux Community Development System.
BA from Kansas Univ, MS from Syracuse Univ. Over 20 years of technical support management at IBM.

The new program from IBM will provide thousands of independent software developers with free access to the ultimate tool for writing Linux software applications -- the IBM eServer zSeries mainframe.

The program, the Linux Community Development System, provides developers with access to their own virtual mainframe running Linux and a Shark storage
subsystem. IBM customers, business partners, independent software vendors,
consultants, academics and even IBM competitors are invited to register for
their free server. The program is aimed at helping Linux developers build new
enterprise applications that enable customers to consolidate their distributed
servers on a single IBM zSeries mainframe.

The testing stage of the program has already drawn an expanding community of
programmers and Linux enthusiasts from around the world. Developers from Korea,
Scotland, India, New Zealand, and even a high school student from Brooklyn, are
up and running on the mainframe, porting their Linux applications to "Big Iron"
via the Internet.

The unique capabilities of the mainframe allow it to be partitioned or carved up
into thousands of virtual stand alone servers. Users are assigned their own
individual server to develop, test or port applications with complete autonomy,
allowing them to work independently without affecting the thousands of other
users on the same physical machine. Developers can even re-boot or recompile
programs without interfering with others on the system, a luxury not available
to developers working on Sun or HP boxes.

Developers can enroll in the program via the IBM Linux home page at
www.ibm.com/linux. Participants should go the zSeries and Linux Community
Development System links. To ensure quality support, participants are being
given access in stages. Users will choose between a SuSE or TurboLinux zSeries
distribution of Linux and will be offered access for either 30, 60 or 90 days.

And the http://victim.cylant.com server is still running with NO outages. The FIRST person who breaks or hacks the server, emails the Linux show (or Cylant)and shows us proof of the hack wins the server.

Other opinions are welcome at GeekCast. If you would like to join
on the show, check our IRC Chat
(irc.thelinuxshow.com #linuxshow).

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