Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards
This first year, the Readers' Choice awards have only three broad catagories. One of the most common requests was for us to expand our catagories significantly, which we will consider for next year's awards.
Tied for first place were Running Linux, by Matt Welsh and Lar Kaufman, and Sendmail: Theory and Practice, by Frederick M. Avolio and Paul A. Vixie. A close second was Tcl and the Tk Toolkit, by John Ousterhout.
Running Linux has sold out of several printings, and O'Reilly has announced that they will be selling it with a companion CDROM package containing Red Hat Commercial Linux.
First place in the hardware catagory was the Cyclades family of multiport serial boards, and second place was the Comtrol family of multiport serial boards.
Both of these vendors fully support the Linux drivers for their products, and the Cyclades driver is part of the mainline Linux source tree. In addition, when Cyclades released their first PCI-based multiport serial board, they prepared the Linux driver before drivers for any other operating system.
First place goes to Ishmail, a powerful mail-reading application for Linux. Tied for second were BB Tool, a stock charting application, and BRU, the Backup and Restore Utility. Many readers wanted to vote for more than one subcatagory of software; they considered choosing between an application and a tool (for instance) impossible and insane. (We would like to thank them for doing the impossible and becoming temporarily insane for us...)
While there were obviously many readers who like Ishmail, we suspect that one of them posted to an Ishmail mailing list about the survey, since the majority of the votes for Ishmail came in over a period of only a few hours. Even without those votes, Ishmail would still have won, as well as we can tell.
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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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