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December 19, 2008 | Vol 5 Issue 49


In This Issue:

Feature Article - TechTip
TechTip: Linux Command Line Basics, Tips, and Tricks

Get more familiar with the Linux command line and add to your Linux skills.

max_hetrick.jpgBy Max Hetrick

The Linux shell, commands, and redirection can be intimidating to the Linux novice. The useful commands, tips, and tricks in this TechTip will help you learn to use the Linux command line with confidence.


Feature Article - Analysis
Dick Bains, IBM S/38 Giant, Dead at 64

One of a team of three that included Frank Soltis and Roy Hoffman, Bains helped design the S/38 and subsequent IBM architectures.

chris_smith.jpgBy Chris Smith

Dick Bains, one of the original team of three engineers to develop the IBM S/38, has died.


The news hit IBM i Chief Scientist Frank Soltis--who, with Bains and Roy Hoffman, refined the S/38 and AS/400--like a rock out of the blue. Soltis will retire from IBM at the end of this month.


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Partner TechTip: Five Tips for Protecting Your Organization

How can you feel safe in these uncertain times?

carol_woodbury.gifBy Carol Woodbury

It's been an interesting year. I never would have predicted the events of 2008! The state of the world economy is on people's minds. So how does the economy affect the world of security and compliance? Whether your organization has experienced significant cuts or is simply conserving, everyone is being required to do more with less, and that affects morale. When morale is lowered and the economic slowdown is factored in, the risks to your organization's data are increased.


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