David M Williams

David M Williams

David has been computing since 1984 where he instantly gravitated to the family Commodore 64. He completed a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from 1990 to 1992, commencing full-time employment as a systems analyst at the end of that year. David subsequently worked as a UNIX Systems Manager, Asia-Pacific technical specialist for an international software company, Business Analyst, IT Manager, and other roles. David has been the Chief Information Officer for national public companies since 2007, delivering IT knowledge and business acumen, seeking to transform the industries within which he works. David is also involved in the user group community, the Australian Computer Society technical advisory boards, and education.

Monday, 03 March 2008 09:50

Processed Linux: from exec to exit

Linux is a multitasking operating system, running many tasks – or processes – seemingly at once. Every process leaves a footprint on your system. Here are some tools to examine these, and we also work out just what that creepy /proc directory is all about.
Wednesday, 27 February 2008 18:48

Vomit or Linux: your choice

Imagine standing on the road. An oncoming car is heading rapidly towards you. You have a choice to move, or to stay. Now consider that in business you need to choose a server platform wisely but often Windows shops become entrenched because it is the status quo. A couple of user experiences show why you ought to think about it more.
Monday, 25 February 2008 14:12

Dawn of the Linux dead

Over the last week we’ve been covering how the Linux multitasking scheduler works. Today it’s time to see what Linux has in common with popular horror flicks: this story has it all – zombies and zombie children, and a reaper.

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