Ximian Evolution 1.0 is a personal and workgroup information management suite that integrates e-mail, calendar, contact and task lists into one application. Designed for mixed corporate computing environments, Evolution includes broad support for data exchange and communications standards that allow Linux and UNIX-based systems to be integrated directly into corporate networks and messaging systems. It provides support for SMTP, POP, IMAP and other messaging protocols, as well as peer-to-peer calendaring functions that can be shared with MS Outlook, Lotus Notes and other iCalendar-supported applications. The Ximian Connector for Microsoft Exchange 2000 add-on is also available.
Contact Ximian, Inc., 401 Park Drive, 3 West, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, 617-375-3800, www.ximian.org.
Fresher Information Corporation announced the release of Matisse 5.0, database software for rapid development and deployment of object applications and web services. Matisse combines native object support with server-based SQL, thereby eliminating object-relational mapping. ODBC and JDBC support is provided for accessing external data sources and application development and reporting tools. Matisse 5.0 also supports Solaris, NT/2000 and FreeBSD platforms; SQL, UDDI and XML standards; and a range of language bindings, including Java, C, C++, Python, Perl and PHP. A free developer download is available from the web site.
Contact Fresher Information Corporation, 575 Market Street, 13th Floor, San Francisco, California 94105, 415-356-8100, www.fresher.com.
XAO 1.0, web-services software based on Apache that enables standardized data integration from sources such as relational databases, legacy applications and other application servers, is now available from XAO, Inc. The XAO 1.0 Foundation Server provides an API on top of any relational database, providing an object-level view while retaining the speed of relational queries. The Foundation Server also performs storage and deep-search functions for other XAO modules and web applications, including e-commerce. XAO 1.0 ships with a set of unit tests that allow for application customization without worrying about leaving established code.
Contact XAO, Inc., 221 East Walnut Street, Suite 102, Pasadena, California 91101, 877-796-7437 x24, www.xao.com.
The Accelerated X Summit 2.0 series of downloadable graphics drivers are now available. The new drivers are based on an OpenGL 1.2.1-compliant rendering pipeline, and include 2-D and 3-D support for more than 30 cards and laptops. Series 2.0 is available in four series: Desktop, Laptop, Multihead and Workstation, with four editions under each. New and enhanced features in v2.0 include: 3-D stereo on most cards; Color Magic, a graphical utility for calibrating system color; Video Window, to allow viewing MPEG or other video sources; XiG Direct Access, for direct access to the graphics hardware by OpenGL applications; and DualView, a two-screen display available on most laptops and cards.
Contact Xi Graphics, Inc., 1801 Broadway, Suite 1710, Denver, Colorado 80202, 800-946-7433, www.xig.com.
LinuxForce, Inc. announced AdminForce CGI Auto Audit, a CGI script analyzer that manages script structure and identifies potential security deficiencies. The automated routines can analyze hundreds of scripts per day with the accuracy of a traditional line-by-line audit. In addition, a library of metacharacter “scrubbing” routines are provided to assist with script cleanup operations, and adjustments can be made for false positives. Testing can be conducted remotely with CGI Auto Audit.
Covalent Technologies' Enterprise Ready Server (ERS) is a web server product designed to minimize the resources required to deploy and manage Apache web servers. ERS offers a distributed graphical management tool that combines Apache 2.0 with a Java application server while improving security and reliability. It also offers a one-to-many management portal for configuring, managing and monitoring hundreds of Apache servers and thousands of virtual hosts, and support for HTTP, HTTPS and FTP. ESR comes with the complete binary for Apache 2.0; Tomcat 4.0 Java server; and Covalent's management portal, user tracking, logging, authorization and authentication, SSL, SNMP, PHP and mod_perl services.
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