MerTech Software & Consulting has announced the MerTech Credit Card Transaction Server for Unix and Linux based systems. The MerTech Credit Card Transaction Server combines with the Visa POS-port device to provide high speed, low cost, online credit card authorization and processing. Credit card transactions can be sent to the server over a local area network, using TCP/IP sockets, or in a batch file. Typical response times are comparable to those provided with an expensive leased-line service. The server can be easily interfaced with most database front-ends, and CGI scripts (for use with a Secure Web Server). Client APIs are available on most platforms.
Yggdrasil Computing has begun shipping its video seminar on installing Linux. Linux Installation and Beyond is a two and a half hour instructional video available on VHS in the NTSC format (the format used in the Americas and many industrialized Asian countries). A PAL version will be available soon.
Installing Linux for the first time can be intimidating, even for an experienced user. Seeing the installation of Linux first can save you time and help you better configure your system. If you already have Linux installed, you may find it informative to see the way someone else has configured their system or to quickly see the installation of a different Linux distribution without disrupting your existing system. Price: $24.95.
THOUGHT Inc. has announced the release of Nutmeg, an extensible Collection Class library for list management in Java. This release of Nutmeg works with the Java Beta 2 API, and applications written with Nutmeg require a runtime environment such as Netscape 2.0 or the Java Developer's Kit. These two runtimes are available on various platforms, including Windows NT, Windows 95, Solaris, and Linux. The Nutmeg Library contains classes such as Bag, Dictionary, IndexedCollection, OrderedCollection, Set, and many others. Nutmeg stays true to the Smalltalk Class Structure and API while utilizing features of Java such as multi-threading and exceptions. Price: Student and Non-commercial developers, binary license only—$49.00. Commercial developers and corporations, binary only—$495.00, source and binary—$995.00.
Literate Software Systems has announced the release of version 1.0 of Across Lite for Linux. Across Lite is a multi-platform program for solving crossword puzzles online. Supported platforms include Linux, MS Windows, Mac and Solaris. Across Lite is part of LitSoft's Across product line. A complimentary copy of Across Lite is available for personal use from LitSoft's web site.
Contact: Literate Software Systems, P.O. Box 40, Morris Plains, NJ 07950-0040. URL: www.litsoft.com/.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
July 20, 2016 12:00 pm CDT
One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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With all the industry talk about the benefits of Linux on Power and all the performance advantages offered by its open architecture, you may be considering a move in that direction. If you are thinking about analytics, big data and cloud computing, you would be right to evaluate Power. The idea of using commodity x86 hardware and replacing it every three years is an outdated cost model. It doesn’t consider the total cost of ownership, and it doesn’t consider the advantage of real processing power, high-availability and multithreading like a demon.
This ebook takes a look at some of the practical applications of the Linux on Power platform and ways you might bring all the performance power of this open architecture to bear for your organization. There are no smoke and mirrors here—just hard, cold, empirical evidence provided by independent sources. I also consider some innovative ways Linux on Power will be used in the future.Get the Guide