Maxspeed Corporation introduced a new Linux desktop product, +One Station. Targeted toward small businesses and home environments, it allows Linux PC users to share software, Internet access, databases and peripherals simultaneously with up to four other users by connecting a monitor and keyboard to the host Linux PC, allowing all to act as a PC. The +One Station currently supports the Red Hat Linux distribution. Support for Turbo Linux, Mandrake, Caldera and SuSE is expected to be announced soon.
Contact: Maxspeed Corporation, 3788 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303, 650-856-8818, 650-856-8838 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.maxspeed.com/.
Wolfram Research, Inc. announced the Parallel Computing Toolkit, a new Mathematica application package that makes parallel programming affordable to users with access to either a multiprocessor machine or a network of heterogeneous machines without requiring dedicated parallel hardware. The toolkit can take advantage of existing Mathematica kernels on all supported operating systems, connected through TCP/IP, enabling users to create low-cost “virtual parallel computers” using existing hardware and Mathematica licenses. To create an active connection, the master computer requires Mathematica 3 or higher for UNIX/Linux.
Contact: Wolfram Research, 100 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820-7237, 800-965-3726, 217-398-0747 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.wolfram.com/applications/parallel/.
Rave Computer Association, Inc. introduced the newest addition to its Rave Signature Series. Rave Systems RackMount-1UAXe (RM-1UAXe) features Sun's newest UltraAXe motherboard integrated into Rave's rackmount 1U form factor chassis. The UltraAXe motherboard is powered by a 300MHz UltraSPARC-IIi CPU with a 256KB external cache and features three PCI slots, an on-board graphics accelerator and on-board EIDE controller that can support up to four EIDE drives. The new system provides a high-performance, low-cost solution operating with a Solaris or Linux environment.
Contact: Rave Computer Association, Inc., 36960 Metro Court, Sterling Heights, MI 48312, 810-939-8230, 810-939-7431 (fax), http://www.rave.net/.
TurnSafe Technologies, Inc. released SafeWrite, an e-mail security product with advanced modern encryption technology. Key features of SafeWrite include the ability to send secure messages to anyone, without concern for public keys or the receiver's software; use your existing POP, IMAP4, web-based or AOL e-mail account; send messages with dissolving keys, so that after the message is read once it cannot be re-opened; and receive confirmation when your message has been opened. SafeWrite is fully compatible with most operating systems including Linux.
Contact: TurnSafe Technologies, Inc., 1 Arkendo Dr., Oakville, ON L6J 5T8, Canada, 905-681-5753, http://www.turnsafe.com/.
Progress Software Corporation announced that the Developer Edition of its award-winning Progress SonicMQ Internet messaging server will support Linux. SonicMQ is based on Java Message Service (JMS), Sun's specification for Java-based messaging. In addition to the Developer Edition available at no charge, SonicMQ is available in an Enterprise Edition and a Small Business Edition. SonicMQ is supported on all platforms running the JavaSoft V1.2 JVM.
Contact: Progress Software Corporation, 14 Oak Park, Bedford, MA 01730, 781-280-4700, 781-280-4095 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.progress.com/sonicmq/.
The Information Technology Solutions Group (ITSG) of SM&A Corp. unveiled System Blocks, an integrated software suite designed to automate system testing, as well as monitor and control distributed application processes in mission-critical environments. System Blocks was originally developed on UNIX and is available in a Linux version. It provides real-time or archival data gathering and analysis, intelligent corrective action on detected problems and automatic control and monitoring of processes.
Contact: SM&A Corp., 4695 MacArthur Court, 8th Floor, Newport Beach, CA 92660, 949-975-1550, 949-975-1624 (fax), www.smaproducts.com/newitsg/itsgweb.
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.
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