The latest offering from WIN Enterprises is the PL-80260 family of desktop networking platforms. The devices are designed to support routing, firewall/threat management, database and NAS networking applications in small- to mid-size businesses and remote enterprise offices. The 9.1"-wide devices are powered by energy-efficient Intel Atom processors and feature up to six Intel GbE LAN ports. The device pairs either the Intel Atom D410 single-core or D510 dual-core processor with the Intel 82801HM I/O Hub. Intel hyperthreading technology increases logical CPU threads, resulting in more efficient use of processor resources. The unit is RoHS-compliant. OS support includes Fedora 13, Debian 5.0.6, openSUSE 11.3, Windows XP Pro and Windows 7.
If you have far-flung assets that require monitoring, a potential solution might be Digi International's recently released ConnectPort X3 H programmable cellular gateway. The product is built for monitoring remote assets in harsh environments, including pipelines, agriculture, utility assets, research and others where exposure to volatile liquids, gases and severe temperatures is common. It also integrates with the iDigi platform, a cloud computing service that enables remote management and integration of devices and device information into a company's back-end systems. Key features include advanced battery power and a NEMA 4X/IP66 enclosure to protect the gateway from water, dust and dirt. Global connectivity is via GSM GPRS cellular networks.
Is your New Year's resolution to be a certified Linux guru? If so, browse on over to TestOut Corporation and check out its new on-line training course LabSim Linux+ Powered by LPI. The all-new browser-based course is designed to meet the revised and standardized certification objectives from CompTIA and the Linux Professional Institute (LPI), such that one can pass both of the new CompTIA Linux+ exams, LX0-101 and LX0-102. TestOut says that its on-line labs simulate a physical lab, letting students experiment with realistic, real-world scenarios from their own computers. The resources—labs, videos, demonstrations, and informational and self-exam materials—cover system architecture, Linux installation and package management, GNU and UNIX commands, devices, Linux filesystems and the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard.
Kiss Photoshop goodbye and go GIMP with Klaus Goelker's new book GIMP 2.6 for Photographers: Image Editing with Open Source Software, published by Rocky Nook. The GIMP is an open-source image editing tool for Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows that provides a free alternative to expensive programs, such as Photoshop. Goelker's book for beginners will take the reader from a sorry, unenlightened state directly to GIMP nirvana, covering topics, such as the basics of image editing, layers and masks, stitching panoramic images and preparing high-quality black-and-white images. The book follows a workshop format and has evolved from classroom materials that the author developed and taught in courses on image editing with the GIMP.
Scripting on a Linux/UNIX box is like playing an instrument. Okay, Sarath Lakshman says its more like cooking, and now that he has a new book out, called Linux Shell Scripting Cookbook, he gets to choose the metaphor. Regardless of whose metaphor you like, you may want to pick up Lakshman's book to master the powerful Linux shell scripting language, your tool for controlling the entire operating system. Written in a cookbook style, the aim of the book is to boil the lengthy man pages down into essential command-line recipes that cover most Linux commands and offer a variety of use cases and examples. Some of the many complex data manipulations covered include text processing, file management, backups and more. Utilities, such as sed, awk, grep and cut, also are covered.
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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