Graphics Tools for Linux
As you can see, there is really too much information about graphics tools to cover in a single article. Nearly all these tools are still evolving, adding new features and capabilities through the combined efforts of many people. Tools based on the more powerful programming languages, such as Java and OpenGL, are not far off, and it is only a matter of time before commercial versions begin to appear. Support for live video capture is available for some X servers and support for hardware accelerations and video capture boards is forthcoming. I intend to cover all of these in the Linux Graphics mini-HOWTO as they evolve.
You can do professional graphic art on Linux systems. The tools are available, the documentation is growing, and the user communities offer a wealth of information and help. And what's best of all—you can now find the tools you need using a single reference: The Linux Graphics mini-HOWTO.
Michael J. Hammel (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a transient software engineer with a background in everything from data communications to GUI development to Interactive Cable systems—all based in Unix. His interests outside of computers include 5K/10K races, skiing, Thai food and gardening. He suggests if you have any serious interest in finding out more about him, you visit his Home Pages at www.csn.net/~mjhammel. You'll find out more there than you really wanted to know. He also requests that any commercial vendors of graphics systems contact him, as he'd like to include these in the mini-HOWTO in the future.
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