PPX Software, Inc. recently released APPX version 4.1. It features an enhanced GUI design and runtime capability, and includes the capability to design and run applications with either a character mode interface or a Java-based graphical user interface. Database interfaces have also seen improvement and include new functionality as well as improved performance.
Contact: APPX Software, Inc., 11363 San Jose Boulevard, Suite 301, Jacksonville, FL 32223, 800-879-2779 (toll-free), 904-880-6635 (fax), firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.appx.com/.
The Bitsy, by Applied Data Systems, is the first commercially available 3“ x 4” embedded StrongARM SA-1110 platform. The company's smallest single-board computer, it is targeted for the PDA/handheld markets. The Bitsy is built around the Intel 32-bit StrongARM™ SA-1110 RISC processor and SA-1111 companion chip, and its processor runs at less than 450MW at 206MHz. The system runs from unregulated 6-12VDC, includes a battery charger and supports a backup battery. The Bitsy supports up to 16MB of SDRAM and 32MB of flash memory, includes a Type II PCMCIA slot and supports an array of operating systems, being one of the first OEM handheld embedded computers to support Linux.
Contact: Applied Data Systems, Inc., 9140 Guilford Road, Columbia, MD 21046, 301-490-4007, http://www.flatpanels.com/.
BiTMICRO NETWORKS introduced a 2.5-inch Ultra EIDE E-Disk, the ATX25, designed for embedded systems. This flash-based drive features a 4.3GB capacity and greater than 14 MB/sec sustained random read/write rates. The company claims it is the fastest 2.5-inch ATX interface flash drive available.
Contact: BiTMICRO NETWORKS, 45550 Northport Loop East, Fremont, CA 94538-6481, 510-623-2341, 510-623-2342 (fax), email@example.com, http://www.bitmicro.com/.
AbriaSoft offers a turnkey installation of MySQL 3.22. The bundle includes Webmin, a web-based administration interface for UNIX systems, as well as Apache web server, version 1.3.12 and Perl 5.00503. The package claims an install time of ten minutes.
Contact: AbriaSoft, 39465 Paseo Padre Parkway, #3450, Fremont, CA 94538, 877-922-7429 (toll-free), 510-623-9726, 510-249-9125 (fax), http://www.abriasoft.com/.
Tuxtops now offers preconfigured versions of the Red Hat 6.2 and Debian Linux distributions. The Tuxtop versions, available on CD-ROM, make for quick and easy installs.
Contact: Tuxtops, Inc., 1253 Lakeside Drive, Suite 300, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, 877-735-0638, 408-585-3429 (fax), http://www.tuxtops.com/.
InstallAnywhere allows software producers to create customizable solutions for the process of installing and configuring software across multiple platforms. The latest version features several enhancements, including Java 1.3 compatibility and support for all Linux platforms.
Contact: Zero G Software, Inc., 514 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, 415-512-7771, 415-723-7244 (fax), http://www.zerog.com/.
This IDE from Sun Microsystems provides a suite of wizards, utilities, and templates, extensive support of open standards and an extensible, object-oriented framework that can be extended with plug-in modules. Download for free or order the CD-ROM at tm0.com/sbct.cgi?s=70626416&i=248161&d=409605.
Contact: Sun Microsystems, Inc., 901 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, 800-786-404 (toll free), http://www.sun.com/.
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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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