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I'm a software engineer that writes both application and system-level code. I've coded in a variety of languages, both compiled and interpreted. I like working with Linux, and have been using it for over 15 years. I'm also familiar with zOS, AIX, and have been known to dabble in Windows development. I'm a fan of open-source software, and have run a variety of Linux distributions over the years.


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awarded  Autobiographer
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comment Bidirectional real-time sync of large file tree between two distant linux servers
AFS is the way to go.
Sep
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comment Mainframe performance
You can even get extra performance for your peak processing days, if you have seasonal variations in load.
Sep
19
comment Decreasing cached memory and increasing Free memory in RAM
Then there is probably a bug in your application. Windows would have happily reassigned some of the memory used for the cache to your application. In fact, you could keep asking for more memory, and it would keep granting it, even if you wanted more than the system has in physical RAM! I suggest you read the Wikipedia article on "Virtual Memory".
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answered Installing gcc on AIX 5.3
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awarded  Teacher
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answered How to get started on Mainframes and is it worth while?
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comment Should I force my users to change passwords every n days/weeks/month?
Single sign-on is incredibly useful. It helps to dramatically reduce the amount of passwords a user is required to know.
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comment How useful is ReadyBoost on W7 (or Vista)
You mean 2GB RAM...
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awarded  Scholar
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awarded  Supporter
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accepted Cheap gigabit switch?
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awarded  Student
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asked Cheap gigabit switch?