Focus: Cooking with Linux
Back in the early days of Linux Journal, we had a column by Matt Welsh called “Cooking with Linux” in which he told us about fun things to do with Linux, and when necessary, gave us scripts (recipes) for accomplishing them. With this month's focus, we revisit the spirit of those columns with articles from experts, who show fun things we can do with Linux. After all, being able to achieve our computing goals while having a good time is a winning combination for all of us.
So this month we feature articles about scripts (shell and Perl) for obtaining useful information from your computer, Netscape plug-ins, multilink PPP and clustering—all designed to help you have fun with Linux.
Two things I'd like to mention, in case you haven't already found them while browsing the Web. One is Linux Journal Interactive, our archive site for all articles printed in our magazine from issue number one through the current issue. This site can currently be accessed only by Linux Journal subscribers; you will need your subscription number from the label to log in. In addition to the articles, you can post comments about them to discussion groups. Also available is a search facility to find LJ articles on any subject of interest to you. LJI can be found at http://interactive.linuxjournal.com/.
Two, we have completely redesigned our web site at www.linuxjournal.com/. The new site came alive on June 25. If you haven't visited us lately, now is the time to take another look. I know you will like the new appearance and the information you find there. This is the location for the Table of Contents of each issue with links to all “Strictly On-Line” articles. Unlike LJI, the articles here are world readable. Accessible are product reviews, the Best of Technical Support column and at least one feature each month. Also on the site are articles by SSC staff members, including Linux Journal Sr. Editor, Doc Searls, as well as links to all the Linux resources you'll ever need.
Come on by, we'll be looking for you.
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.
Join Linux Journal's Mike Diehl and Pat Cameron of Help Systems.
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- My +1 Sword of Productivity
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- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- SourceClear Open
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