Our focus this month is on Education, a subject dear to the hearts of many Americans. Since coming into office, President Clinton has been promising to get all U.S. schools on the Internet, and Congress has appropriated money to help the public schools “get wired”.
The most reliable and cost- effective way for a school to get on the Internet is to use the Linux operating system with the Apache web server. Currently, Apache is used more than any other available server—it just doesn't get the same publicity commercial servers do because it is freely available. That is, no one benefits financially from advertising it.
Our feature article, “Holt Public Schools and Linux”, is about a school system that has done this very thing—networked their computers using Linux and provided students with access to the Internet. Linux has proved the right solution for their school system, and it is the right solution for others, too.
Universities have been proving the reliability and effectiveness of Linux for some time now. For this issue we received five articles from universities, but had room for only three. The other two will be published in future issues.
As all of these articles show, Linux works for students in the classroom and the lab, as well as at home and in space. Students at the University of Colorado used Linux for the hydroponics experiment aboard the space shuttle [“Linux Out of the Real World”, Sebastian Kuzminsky, Linux Journal, July 1997]. This month, we have students at that same university using Linux for robotic car races.
As I write, Spring Comdex is being held in Atlanta, Georgia, and Fall Comdex is being planned. Comdex Fall '97 will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, from November 17 through 21. Details can be found on their web site at http://www.comdex.com/. Comdex Fall is the largest industry trade show in North America, with over 2,000 exhibitors and over 200,000 attendees. This year the Linux Pavilion will be larger than ever with many prominent Linux vendors participating. Linux Journal will definitely be there to meet you.
The exhibit halls at Comdex are free to pre-registered attendees. A form for pre-registration can be found at their web site. If you wish to get involved with organization or to set up an exhibition booth for yourself in the Linux Pavilion, send e-mail to email@example.com.
We are now taking votes for our annual Reader's Choice awards at the Linux Journal web site, http://www.ssc.com/lj/. There are more categories this year, so don't miss your chance to vote for your favorite products. Voting ends August 22, 1997.
Our first annual Linux Journal Buyer's Guide, which came out in February of this year, has been declared a success, so we are doing it again. This second issue will again be published as a free thirteenth issue for our subscribers. So, subscribe now by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Product and service listings come from forms that we distribute, as well from the Linux Software Map. If you have not received a form, it can be found on our web site at http://www.ssc.com/lj/bg/. There is no charge to have your product, service or business listed in this issue.
We have added a new page to our Linux Resources web site, http://www.ssc.com/linux/lsb/. On this page you can find a list of people willing to present talks about Linux. The page gives you some information about these speakers, including talks they've given and talks they'd like to give. When you need a speaker for your club or trade show, all the information is right here. If you like to talk about Linux, there is form for you to fill out that will add your name to the growing list of speakers.
Caldera has announced that it will give a free copy of OpenLinux Lite on CD-ROM for each newly registered group of GLUE. Caldera, Inc. (http://www.caldera.com/) is located in Provo, Utah. For full details on GLUE and to register your group as a member, visit the GLUE web site at http://www.ssc.com/glue/.
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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- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Tech Tip: Really Simple HTTP Server with Python
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- Rogue Wave Software's Zend Server
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
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