Prolog Development Center has announced the release of their Prolog development environment, Visual Prolog. The new version contains speed improvements, a feature to easily find Runtime errors, project sharing and source control, support for objects and classes, a new linker which can build programs for all platforms without use of a C compiler, Internet support and other miscellaneous improvements. Visual Prolog 5.0 is available for $715 US.
Contact: Prolog Development Center, 568 14th Street, Atlanta, GA 30318,Phone: 800-762-2710, Fax: 404-872-5243, E-mail: email@example.com,URL: http://www.visual-prolog.com/.
Specialized Systems Consultants, Inc. has announced the publication of a new book—Samba: Integrating UNIX and Windows by John D. Blair. The book is a combination of technical tutorial, reference guide and how-to manual. It also contains a CD-ROM which contains versions 1.9.17 and 1.9.18alpha of the Samba server, a library of tools and scripts and Samba mailing list archives. The price of the book is $29.95 US and can be ordered from Computer Literacy at http://www.clbooks.com/ and is soon to be available in bookstores everywhere.
Contact: Specialized Systems Consultants, Inc., P.O. Box 55549, Seattle, WA 98155-0549, Phone: 206-782-7733, Fax: 206-782-7191,E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: http://www.ssc.com/.
Aventail Corporation has announced the Aventail VPN server. Corporations can communicate privately, exchange confidential information and share mission-critical applications over the Internet with their suppliers, business partners, customers and remote and mobile employees. Features of the new product include easy installation and administration, TCP/IP transport or device drivers, easy integration into a company's existing network infrastructure, support of multiple authentication and encryption methods including user name/password, CHAP, RADIUS, SSL, Digital Certificates, Token Cards, S/Key, DES, Triple DES, MD4, MD5, SHA-1, RC4 and Diffie-Hellman. The Aventail VPN client for UNIX pricing starts at $7,995 US.
Contact: Aventail Corporation, Phone: 800-762-5785, Fax: 206-215-1120, E-mail: email@example.com, URL: http://www.aventail.com/.
eVote is a freely available add-on to e-mail list-servers that gives the members of the list the ability to poll each other. After installation of the software, the administrator is not involved. All participants have the power to open polls, vote, change their votes and view each other's votes, if the particular poll was so configured. The underlying specialized data-server, The Clerk, is also freely available for Linux systems only. eVote 2.2 is available in both English and French.
Contact: Marilyn Davis, Phone: 415-493-3631, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, URL: http://www.Deliberate.com/.
The KDE Core Team has announced the availability of the third public beta “Huesten” of the K Desktop Environment. KDE is a graphical desktop environment for Unix workstations. The KDE desktop aims to combine ease of use, functionality and graphical design. KDE is a new desktop, incorporating a large suite of applications for Unix workstations. KDE includes a window manager, file manager, panel, control center and many other components. Highlights of the new release include support of 18 languages, new applications, kappfinder and improved proxy support. You can download the KDE base packages from ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/ or one of its many mirrors.
Contact: The KDE Core Team, E-mail: email@example.com.
Tower Technology Corporation has announced the release of TowerJ 2.0 for Linux. TowerJ 2.0 is a high performance compiler and execution environment that takes Java Bytecode as input and creates Linux executables. TowerJ 2.0 is used to improve the performance of server-side applications that have been compiled into 100% Pure Java bytecode and tested using a standard JDK and/or JIT.
Contact: Tower Technology Corporation, 1501 W. Koenig Lane, Austin, TX 78756, Phone: 800-285-5124, Fax: 512-452-1721, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,URL: http://www.towerj.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