Merlin Softech released its first commercial product, PerfectBACKUP+ 6.1. PerfectBACKUP+ is a Linux-based utility and crash-recovery tool. Users can back up and verify their systems totally unattended. Enhancements include a new Backup Wizard for ease of use, new Search for location of backed-up files, an improved Device Testing Dialog, File Inclusion/Exclusion dialog and remote network backups.
Contact: Merlin Software Technologies, Suite 420, 6450 Roberts Street, Burnaby, BC V5G 4E1, Canada, 888-414-3311, 604-320-7277 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.merlinsoftech.com/.
Essential Communications announced the availability of a Linux driver for its PCI-host bus adapter based on the High Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI 800) standard. It extends the HIPPI 800 network advantages of very high-speed (800MB/sec) data file transfer capability and low CPU utilization to Linux platforms. HIPPI technology is ideal for organizations requiring the transfer of large amounts of information at high speeds, including video and film archiving, scientific computing, data mining, storage management and transaction processing.
Contact: Essential Communication Corporation, 4239 Balloon Park Road, Albuquerque, NM 87109, 505-344-0080, 505-344-0408 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.ods.com/.
Libra Computer Systems announced the release of Linux by Libranet, based on the Debian distribution of Linux, by packaging the most commonly used applications onto an easy-to-install CD. This CD installs over 750MB of software including industry standards such as Netscape. The Libranet release brings Debian to the desktop, making it available to users with little or no Linux experience. Linux by Libranet may be used on any standard PC and will co-exist with Microsoft Windows. Standard hardware components such as sound cards are supported.
Contact: Libra Computer Systems Ltd., 1860 Langworthy Street, North Vancouver, BC V7K 1N8, Canada, http://www.libranet.com/.
Macmillan USA announced the release of Programming Development Kit: Linux Operating System 6.5. Users can learn C, Python and Tcl/Tk programming for Linux without having to use a command line. The PDK 6.5 will give Linux programmers an easy, user-friendly way to write programs for the Linux operating system. The software includes essential features such as an IDE optimized for Pentium processors, visual development tools (debugger, build managers and a source editor) and Java, C and C++ libraries.
Contact: Macmillan Computer Publishing, 201 West 103rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46290, 317-228-4366, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.macmillansoftware.com/.
DOLFIN.COM now offers anti-virus software for Linux. While Linux is almost immune to virus attacks, it is often used as a file and mail server for Windows clients. DOLFIN assists in providing its clients with the optimum anti-virus solution that meets their business needs, growth targets and budget. DOLFIN's anti-virus solution allows one to scan their FTP upload area as well as e-mail attachments before potential infected files become a problem.
Contact: DOLFIN.COM Inc., 1320 Tower Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173, 847-884-7600, 847-884-7612 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.dolfin.com/.
OpenDesk.com is a free open-source workspace delivered over the Internet. It is 100% open source and works on any computer with a current (version 4.0 or higher) browser, giving resource-strapped small businesses, non-profit and community groups access to the collaboration tools they need to get their work done. Even organizations with members distributed across the globe can come together in this secure virtual workspace. Version 1.0 features include a multi-lingual user interface and compatibility with Macintoshes and PCs running Linux/UNIX or Windows. OpenDesk.com version 1.0 offers e-mail, calendar, contacts, voting/polling, memo editor, bookmarks and customizable themes, with more to come.
Contact: HBE Software, 1030 St-Alexandre, Suite 710, Montréal, Quebec H2Z 1P3, Canada, 514-876-7881, 514-876-9223 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.hbesoftware.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