Linux Handbook A Guide to IBM Linux Solutions and Resources

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 14 January 2005, updated 19 January 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738490431
ISBN-13: 9780738490434
IBM Form #: SG24-7000-01
(508 pages)

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Authors: Nick Harris, Francois Armingaud (FDA), Massimiliano Belardi, Cameron Hunt, William Malchisky Jr., Jim Taylor, Randy Kuseske, Dan Lacine, Tomomi Takada, Dirk Webbeler, Alexander Zaretsky, Ralph Cooley, Bob Waite


IBM has a strong commitment to Linux as an operating system and Linux-based solutions. This IBM WhitepaperRedpaper IBM Redbooks publication gives a broad understanding of IBM products and how they relate to the Linux operating system. It tries to encapsulate the IBM Software Solutions that are available for Linux-based servers. It also describes the Linux enablement throughout the IBM Eserver product line.

This second edition includes a new chapters on Linux Solutions and IBM Storage in a Linux environment. All the other chapters have been revised to cover new IBM announcements, and the amazing growth in Linux adoption.

This book offers enough information to give you a high-level understanding of Linux. Therefore, it is not meant to be a highly technical document. It also provides pointers to further sources of information.

This book is intended for IBM representatives, business partners, and customers who are involved in considering and planning Linux-based software solutions. You will find this book particularly helpful if you are planning to test or implement Linux in an enterprise.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction to Linux
Chapter 2. Open source software
Chapter 3. Linux, UNIX, and Windows systems
Chapter 4. zSeries and Linux
Chapter 5. xSeries and Linux
Chapter 6. pSeries and Linux
Chapter 7. iSeries and Linux
Chapter 8. TotalStorage and Linux
Chapter 9. IBM Software for Linux
Chapter 10. Linux clusters
Chapter 11. IBM Services for Linux
Chapter 12. Linux solutions

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