Light travels faster than sound. That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak:
Me fail English? That's unpossible!
Engineers never lie; we just approximate the truth.
this .sig no verb
Windows 2001: “I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that.”
Eggs don't grow on trees.
Blessed is him who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
Someone had to put all that chaos there!
Linux just happens to be one of the best forking kernels out there.
Stupidity should be painful.
Wouldn't 1/0 approach infinity?
militant agnostic: I don't know, and you don't know either.
the Mandrake downflow from Tucows continues to be huge: still #1, though down 4% from January. Corel edged past Red Hat for #2, though both rounded to 17%. That's up 3% for Corel and down 1% for Red Hat. #4 Debian is up 2% and #5 SuSE is down 1%. Slackware was up 1%, Caldera held even, and Stormix showed up for the first time with a 1% wedge of the pie.
A Real-Time Data Plotting Program by David Watt is an introduction to programming using the QT windowing system in X. Mr. Watt has written a real-time plotter application called RTP and tells us how he did it. This is freely available software, and you can join others in adding enhancements or use it to write your own application.
The Network Block Device by P. T. Breuer, A. Marín Lopez and Arturo García Ares tells us about this system component and how it can be used. Basically, an NBD driver will make a remote resource look as if it is a local device to Linux. Thus, it can be used to construct a cheap and safe real-time mirror.
Shell Functions and Path Variables, Part 3 by Stephen Collyer is the final article in our series to introduce you to path variables and elements. This month, Mr. Collyer talks about the makepath utility, more path-handling functions and a few implementation issues.
Linux Administration for Dummies is a book review by Harvey Friedman who gives us a taste of what this book is about and whether we should buy it.
WordPerfect for Linux Bible is another book review by Ben Crowder. WordPerfect is one of the most common word processors available. If you need help with this application, this book may be a good resource for you.
Python Programming for Beginners by Jacek Artymiak is a great introduction to this popular scripting language. A tutorial with many examples to help you learn the right way to code non-trial applications using Python. Once you've read it, you'll be ready to outsmart the Spanish Inquisition.
Python Conference Report is just that: a report on the conference held in Washington in January. Find out all about it in this article by Andrew M. Kuchling.
During the month of February (and the beginning of March), people were talking about:
Microsoft's convenient web-based system on their site that allows vendors to submit invoices. Michael Olson was there and found this message: “Note: Microsoft Invoice is not compatible with Netscape Navigator, Apple MacIntosh computers, or Linux.”
Copyleft, a company dedicated to helping further Open Source idealism, and their donation of $10,000 US to support the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). The money is intended to aid the legal defense the EFF is mounting in response to lawsuits by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the DVD Copy Control Association (DVD CCA). Show your appreciation: buy a T-shirt. Visit their site at http://www.copyleft.net/.
Rumors that Microsoft is considering porting Office to Linux. Arthur Tyde, executive vice president at Linuxcare, was told there are 34 developers working on this very thing at Microsoft.
The work done by Penguin Radio, Inc. and Ineva.com work on a Linux-based car radio with the capacity to receive thousands of stations. The radio hooks up with the the Ellipso Satellite Internet service, which uses a unique (and patented) system of satellite orbits to provide global Internet connectivity. This won't happen until 2002. Huff!
An e-mail concerning a new ad for Microsoft's Internet Explorer e-mail program. The ad uses “Confutatis Maledictis” from Mozart's Requiem as its theme music. The chorus sings “Confutatis maledictis, flammis acribus addictis.” This translates to “The damned and accursed are convicted to the flames of hell.”
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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- SourceClear Open
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Tech Tip: Really Simple HTTP Server with Python
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- 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